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H5N1 Bird Flu - Egypt's 86th Case Confirmed
By Ezra Levant
A ProMED-mail post
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International Society for Infectious Diseases
Date: Wed 16 Sep 2009
Source: SAIDR [edited]
A boy, 13 years old, began experiencing fever and sore throat on 13 Sep 2009. He was admitted to Mamoura Chest Hospital in Alexandria on 14 Sep 2009. Infection with HPAI [highly pathogenic avian influenza virus] was confirmed by the subnational lab in Alexandria and the central laboratories on 16 Sep 2009.
The patient had a history of working in a shop selling and slaughtering poultry 3 days before the onset of symptoms. He was reported to be in stable condition on 16 Sep 2009. The Ministry of Health reported this was the 86th case of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus infection in Egypt.
Source of report: Dr. Amr Kandeel, Undersecretary for Preventative Affairs, Ministry of Health and Dr. Samir Refaie, Head of Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, Ministry of Health
Communicated by ProMED-mail Rapporteur Mary Marshall
A complete description of all Egyptian cases since the reappearance of the virus in Egypt in December 2008 can be obtained by accessing the SAIDR website via the URL at the beginning of this report. A map displaying the locations of these cases accompanies the descriptions.
Patricia A. Doyle DVM, PhD Bus Admin, Tropical Agricultural Economics Univ of West Indies Please visit my "Emerging Diseases" message board at:http://www.emergingdisease.org/phpbb/index.php Also my new website: http://drpdoyle.tripod.com/ Zhan le Devlesa tai sastimasa Go with God and in Good Health 
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