5/28/2009, 2:50 a.m. PDTThe Associated Press    

(AP) – GENEVA – The World Health Organization says Egypt has reported two new human cases of bird flu.

Both cases involve young children in Sharkia province.

WHO says a 4-year old girl in Abo Hammad district developed symptoms on May 23 and a 4-year old boy in Hehia City fell ill on May 24.

The two have been hospitalized and are being treated with antiviral medication. Their conditions are described as stable.

WHO says investigations show the two had close contact with dead or sick poultry.

The global body said Thursday that Egypt has had 76 confirmed bird flu cases and 27 deaths to date.