Egyptian girl dies of bird flu

CAIRO (Reuters) - A 16-year-old girl died of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu on Monday, the 23rd fatality and 51st case of the disease among humans in Egypt, state news agency MENA said.

Samiha Salem from a village in the central Egyptian province of Asyut caught the disease after exposure to sick household poultry, MENA quoted a health ministry official as saying.

(Writing by Aziz El-Kaissouni; Editing by Louise Ireland)

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