Egypt's government and the World Health Organization say three Egyptian children have been hospitalized with the deadly form of avian flu.

The children come from different parts of the country. WHO says they are receiving treatment and are in stable condition.

The organization says the children had a history of contact with dead birds.

Thirty two Egyptians have contracted the H5N1 form of avian flu. Thirteen of them have died.

Egypt has had the largest number of human bird flu cases outside of Asia.

Some information for this report was provided by Reuters.