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WHO: Bird Flu Update in Egypt

by 5m Editor
6 February 2009, at 6:27am

EGYPT - World Health Organization (WHO) has updated its information on the H5N1 avian influenza situation in Egypt with a new case in a young boy.

The Ministry of Health and Population of Egypt has announced a new human case of avian influenza A(H5N1) virus infection. The case is a two-year-old male from Suez Governorate, Ganain District. His symptoms began on 2 February and he was hospitalized at the Suez Fever Hospital on 3 February. He remains in a stable condition. Infection with the H5N1 avian influenza virus was confirmed by the Egyptian Central Public Health Laboratory.

Investigations into the source of his infection indicate a recent history of contact with dead poultry.

Of the 54 cases confirmed to date in Egypt, 23 have been fatal.

Further Reading

- You can visit the Avian Flu page by clicking here.