Nov 21, 2011

Avian Flu in Egypt

November 2, 2011 Ministry of Health of Egypt has informed World Health Organization of the case of human infection with avian influenza A (H5N1).

September 17 at the year-old boy developed symptoms. September 21 he was hospitalized. The child was treated, recovered and 25 September he was discharged from the hospital.

Investigations into the source of infection showed that the boy had contact with poultry is contained near his home.

The case was confirmed by the Central Public Health Laboratories and the Egyptian National Influenza Center under the WHO Global Influenza Surveillance.

Of the 152 cases confirmed to date in Egypt, 52 have been fatal.

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