- Hello Jeff - Even though all eyes are watching Swine
Flu, Bird Flu is still claiming human victims with no signs of slowing
up. If Swine and Bird Flu do meet up, it is a good bet it will be in Egypt.
- AVIAN INFLUENZA, HUMAN (114): EGYPT, EIGHTY-SIXTH AND
EIGHTY-SEVENTH CASES, WHO
- Date: Thu 24 Sep 2009
- Source: World Health Organisation (WHO), EPR, Disease
Outbreak News - edited
- The Ministry of Health of Egypt has reported 2 new confirmed
human cases of avian influenza A (H5N1).
- The 1st case is a 13-year-old male from Alexandria Governorate.
His symptoms started on 13 Sep 2009. He was admitted to hospital on 14
Sep 2009, where he received oseltamivir treatment. The patient is in a
- The 2nd case is a 14-month-old female from Tahrer District,
Behira Governorate. Her symptoms started on 23 Sep 2009. She was admitted
to Damanhur Fever Hospital, where she received oseltamivir treatment. The
patient is in a stable condition.
- Investigations into the source of infection indicated
that both cases had close contact with dead and/or sick poultry.
- The cases were confirmed by the Egyptian Central Public
Health Laboratories. Of the 87 cases confirmed to date in Egypt, 27 have
- -- Communicated by: ProMED-mail Rapporteur Marianne Hopp
- This is the WHO confirmation of the 86th case previously
reported in ProMED-mail post Avian influenza, human (113): Egypt, 86th
case 20090921.3321 and the announcement of an additional 87th case. Both
patients are children receiving oseltamivir treatment and in stable condition.
- 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
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sastimasa Go with God and in Good Health