CAIRO, June 23 (Xinhua) -- Egypt Health Ministry on Saturday confirmed that a new bird flu case was detected in the upper Egypt, which became the 37th case of human bird flu in the country.

The latest victim was a four-year-old boy with the name of Emadel-Daramalli, who came from the Qena governorate, 450 km south to Cairo, according to the Egyptian health ministry statement.

Having been in direct contact with perished birds believed to have died of bird flu, el-Daramalli was admitted to a local hospital on Thursday suffering from high fever, the statement added.

The boy was later moved to a Cairo hospital for treatment and his condition is stable, while examinations are being under way to see whether his family members have contracted the bird flu, according to the statement.

Among the 37 human cases of bird flu in the country up to now, 15 of them died.

Egypt reported its first case of the H5N1 strain of bird flu in dead poultry in February 2006 and the first human case in March of the same year.