This brings the total H5N1 death count in Egypt up to 7. I bet they're glad they can still count the number of deaths on two hands... Here's more from Reuters:
"CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian woman died of bird flu on Monday, bringing the total number of human deaths in Egypt to seven, the state news agency MENA said.
The victim was a woman from the Nile Delta town of Samanoud who had slaughtered and handled domestic poultry, it said. It was the first human death in Egypt from the virus since May. The agency had earlier identified the woman as 39-year-old Hanan Aboul Magd, who was admitted to hospital with a high temperature and respiratory trouble on October 4.
She moved to a specialist hospital in Cairo on October 12 and was receiving Tamiflu, the standard treatment for the deadly virus, MENA said. It said people with whom she was in contact have tested negative for the H5N1 virus, which first appeared in Egypt in February and caused great damage to the poultry industry.
With 15 infections, Egypt has had the largest cluster of human bird flu cases outside Asia, and the latest case came a month after authorities found a cluster of new cases in birds following a two-month lull in detected poultry cases."
Looks like the Tamiflu's not working in Egypt, and they have a 15/7 ratio of infections to deaths. Just barely beating a 50% mortality rate. I reported on this case earlier, when it first surfaced. They had her on Tamiflu for almost a month, and she still died.