The Egyptian Health Ministry is in alert and is looking for effective actions against migratory birds that might carry the deadly virus.
"In Egypt, as in the rest of the world, although we have all the necessary precautions well in place, there might be a new surge," stated Sayyid al-Abbasi Egyptian, a representative of the Health Ministry.
Last week a new bird flu location was detected in Luxon, situated 720 km southern Cairo. Officials had taken the measured required: the area is now under quarantine and health workers have culled all domestic birds in Luxon and vicinities.
Fortunately, there wasn't reported any human infection with the dangerous virus.
Since the bird flu has first struck Egypt, in January, 30 people were infected with the virus and 7 of them have died. Agriculture was seriously affected, as nearly 30 million domestic birds were sacrificed under strict supervision since bird flu was detected.
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