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Avian influenza - situation in Egypt - update (WHO, January 19 2012): 1 case from Cairo, 1 from Fayoum

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  • Avian influenza - situation in Egypt - update (WHO, January 19 2012): 1 case from Cairo, 1 from Fayoum

    [Source: OIE, full page: (LINK). Edited.]
    Avian influenza - situation in Egypt - update



    19 January 2012 - The Ministry of Health and Population of Egypt has notified WHO of two cases of human infection with avian influenza A (H5N1) virus.‪

    The first case is a 2 year-old female from Cairo Governorate. She visited Helwan Fever Hospital as an outpatient on 30 October 2011 with symptoms of influenza-like-illness (ILI).

    The case was confirmed by RT-PCR at the Central Public Health Laboratory through periodic testing of samples collected from ILI outpatients from sentinel ILI surveillance sites. The epidemiological team investigated the case after confirmation of the laboratory test.

    Retrospective investigation through data collected from her family identified a positive history of exposure to backyard poultry.

    Samples from the case have been sent to the US Naval Medical Research Unit No. 3 (NAMRU-3) for further sequencing.

    The second case is a 31 year-old male from Fayium governorate.

    He developed symptoms on 1 January 2012, received oseltamivir on 14 January 2012 and is still hospitalised under the critical care unit.

    The case was confirmed by the Central Public Health Laboratory, a National Influenza Center of the WHO Global Influenza Surveillance Network.

    Epidemiological investigations into both the cases indicated that they had exposure to backyard poultry.
    Of the 159 cases confirmed to date in Egypt, 55 have been fatal.
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    Re: Avian influenza - situation in Egypt - update (WHO, January 19 2012): 1 case from Cairo, 1 from Fayoum

    The Cairo case is not one we have heard of before.

    The Fayoum case could be this suspected case that we have documented. The age is about the same and the dates roughly match up. He started to receive oseltamivir on the date that we have the suspected case as hospitalized, which is January 14, 2012:

    Egypt-Man, 30, hospitalized suspected bird flu H5N1 - 2 other family members similar symptoms, 1 dead - Fayoum

    http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=180025

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      Re: Avian influenza - situation in Egypt - update (WHO, January 19 2012): 1 case from Cairo, 1 from Fayoum

      Also, I would like to point out that the 2 year old must have had a mild case of H5N1. It does not appear that she was hospitalized and her positive H5N1 status was only discovered later as part of a sentinel testing program.

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