Bird flu has killed around 100 people the past three years. But the transmission from birds to humans remains rare and usually only when a person has had close contact with an infected bird.
Meanwhile, Egypt says a third person -- a teenage girl -- has died from the bird flu.
In Nigeria, authorities say the bird flu virus is now present in its most-populous city, Lagos.
So far no human cases of the disease have been detected in Nigeria. But the presence of the virus in Lagos -- home to an estimated 15 million people -- has health officials worried.
(compiled from agency reports)
Interview With UN FAO's Erwin Northoff
An expert at the National Virology Laboratory of the Kyrgyz Health Ministry (courtesy photo)
GETTING READY: Many have expressed concern about the ability of Central Asian countries to come to grips with a possible bird-flu outbreak. RFE/RL Turkmen Service correspondent Muhammad Tahir spoke with Erwin Northoff, news coordinator for the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), about the issue. ....(more)