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    Avian influenza - situation in Egypt - update 50

    11 APRIL 2011 - The Ministry of Health of Egypt has announced four new confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H5N1) virus.

    The first case is a 20 years old female from Behaira Governorate. She developed symptoms on 14 March and was hospitalized on 19 March. She was in a critical condition and died on 28 March.

    The second case is a two years old female from Menofeya Governorate. She developed symptoms on 26 March and was hospitalized on 27 March. She is still under treatment and in a stable condition.

    The third case is a 55 year old female from Behaira Governorate. She developed symptoms on 20 March and was hospitalized on 22 March. She recovered and was discharged on 5 April.

    The fourth case is a 1 year old male from Fayoum Governorate He developed symptoms on 20 March and was hospitalized on 28 March. He is still under treatment and in a stable condition.

    All the cases received oseltamivir treatment at the time of hospitalization.

    Investigations into the source of infection indicate that the cases had exposure to sick and/or dead poultry suspected to have avian influenza.

    The cases were confirmed by the Egyptian Central Public Health Laboratories, a National Influenza Center of the WHO Global Influenza Surveillance Network.

    Of the 141 cases confirmed to date in Egypt, 46 have been fatal

    http://www.who.int/csr/don/2011_04_11/en/index.html
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