Two Egyptian children have tested positive for bird flu, bringing the total number infected in the country to 29.

The health ministry said Tuesday, the two children are from different areas south of Cairo. They were taken to the hospital and both are in stable condition.

Sunday, a three-year-old girl from the southern town of Aswan tested positive for the potentially deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu. The girl's condition is improving.

Egypt has the largest number of human cases of bird flu outside Asia. At least 13 people have died since the first confirmed case in the country about a year ago.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.