(CNN) -- Eight cases of bird flu among people have been confirmed in Pakistan, the first such cases in the country, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.
The cases of H5N1 avian influenza were confirmed in Pakistan's remote North-West Frontier province, WHO spokesman Greg Hartl told CNN in a telephone interview.
One patient died, six recovered and one remained under medical supervision in the cities of Abbotabad and Mansehra, he said.
Patients were taken to medical facilities after presenting with the flu-like symptoms typical of avian flu. Health officials believe that another person's death was likely caused by bird flu, but has not