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    Second bird flu death in as many days in Egypt

    A 15-year-old girl has died from the H5N1 strain of bird flu, the second such death in as many days in Egypt, the health ministry in Cairo said.

    Her death brought to nine the number of people who have died in Egypt after contracting the deadly strain -- the previous victim being a 30-year-old woman from a village in the central Nile delta region who died on Sunday.

    H5N1 was first diagnosed in birds in Egypt in February, and the first case in humans was announced on March 18. In its most aggressive form, it has killed more than 150 people worldwide, the World Health Organization has said.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20061225...2125&printer=1

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20061225...4046&printer=1

    A 15-year-old girl has died from the H5N1 strain of bird flu, the second such death in as many days in Egypt, the health ministry in Cairo said.
    Her death brought to nine the number of people who have died in Egypt after contracting the deadly strain -- the previous victim being a 30-year-old woman from a village in the central Nile delta region who died on Sunday.

    H5N1 was first diagnosed in birds in Egypt in February, and the first case in humans was announced on March 18. In its most aggressive form, it has killed more than 150 people worldwide, the World Health Organization has said.

    In a statement carried by the Egyptian news agency MENA, the health ministry said the teenager -- whose identity was not disclosed -- died in a Cairo hospital.

    She had previously been admitted to another hospital, in the Garbiya governorate in the Nile delta, on December 20.

    The older woman who died Saturday came from a village in the central Nile delta region, and had been hospitalized earlier this month along with two other family members, a WHO official in Cairo said Saturday.

    Quoting the health ministry, MENA said that the woman, along with two others who had fallen ill -- including at least one relative -- had likely contracted the virus from infected birds on her family's duck farm.

    All the birds in the house and in neighboring homes were slaughtered and the area disinfected, the news agency said.

    Egypt -- the Arab world's most populous state -- lies along a major route for migratory birds. Worldwide, it has seen the third highest number of H5N1 cases after Indonesia and China, according to WHO data.

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      Re: Second bird flu death in as many days in Egypt

      CNN covered the two deaths and indiacted the 15F was related to index case.

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        Egyptian girl dies of bird flu - MENA
        25 Dec 2006 17:17:17 GMT
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        CAIRO, Dec 25 (Reuters) - A 15-year-old Egyptian girl died of bird flu on Monday, the Egyptian Health Ministry said in a statement.

        The girl was admitted to a hospital on Dec. 20 after being diagnosed with the disease, the official Middle East News Agency quoted an Egyptian Health Ministry statement as saying.


        Her death brings the number of total human deaths from H5N1 in Egypt to nine, and the number of remaining human cases to 17 since the virus first surfaced in Egyptian poultry in February.


        An Egyptian woman died of bird flu on Sunday, hours after tests confirmed she and two other members of her extended family had been suffering from the highly pathogenic virus, a World Health Organisation (WHO) official said.


        A regional WHO official said the 15-year-old was from that family.

        "She is from the same family, yes, she was given tamiflu but this didn't work out," said WHO regional adviser for communicable diseases surveillance Hassan el-Bushra.



        A 26-year-old man from the family has also been hospitalised with bird flu.

        Bushra said the family raised ducks in their home, and the brother and sister had slaughtered the flock after a number of ducks had become sick and died.

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          Boys stand on top of a pile of slaughtered birds to be buried, after an outbreak of bird flu killed one woman and infected two others, in the Egyptian village of Hanout in the Nile Delta December 25, 2006. An Egyptian woman died of bird flu on Sunday, hours after tests confirmed she and two other members of her extended family had been suffering from the highly pathogenic virus, a World Health Organization official said.

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            Re: Second bird flu death in as many days in Egypt

            I suppose this is Shafika Farid (15M), cousin to the woman who died earlier.

            http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...49&postcount=6

            ...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. - Sherlock Holmes

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              Re: Second bird flu death in as many days in Egypt

              Commentary at

              http://www.recombinomics.com/News/12...a_Fatal_2.html

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                Re: Second bird flu death in as many days in Egypt

                Egyptian girl dies of bird flu, the country's 9th avian flu death this year

                The Associated Press
                Monday, December 25, 2006
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                CAIRO, Egypt
                A girl died of bird flu on Monday, the second such death in two days and one that brought the avian flu toll to nine fatalities this year, the Ministry of Health said.

                In a statement, the ministry did not name the teenager, but it said she was admitted to hospital on Dec. 20 and diagnosed as having the fatal H5N1 virus three days later.

                The 15-year-old girl died in Abassiya Hospital in Cairo, according to the statement carried by the semi-official Middle East News Agency.
                On Sunday, the Cairo bureau of the World Health Organization reported the death of Intisar Fareed, 30, of bird flu.

                A WHO official, Hassan el-Bushra, said Fareed and three members of her extended family ? a sister, 15, a brother, 26, and a cousin, 30 ? had tested positive for H5N1. They live in a house in Gharbiya province, north of Cairo.

                The girl who died Monday is believed to be Fareed's sister.

                Eighteen people have been reported to have contracted avian flu since it was detected in Egypt in February. The virus has spread to at least 19 of the country's 26 provinces.

                Egypt lies on a migratory route for wild birds.

                The discovery of avian flu in the Middle East has led to the widespread culling of birds.

                The H5N1 strain has hit at least 45 countries and killed more than 150 people worldwide.
                sn-jbm

                http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2006/...t_Bird_Flu.php

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                  Re: Second bird flu death in as many days in Egypt

                  http://www.recombinomics.com/News/12...a_Fatal_2.html

                  <big><big>Commentary</big></big>

                  Second H5N1 Fatality in Gharbiya Cluster in Nile Delta
                  Recombinomics Commentary
                  December 25, 2006


                  A 15-year-old girl has died from the H5N1 strain of bird flu, the second such death in as many days in Egypt, the health ministry in Cairo said.

                  The above comments describe the death of the second family member and third H5N1 fatality this season. This increased fatality rate coupled with the largest cluster to date in Egypt, are cause for concern. Last season, Egypt reported fourteen confirmed H5N1 cases, including six fatalities. This season the first case was hospitalized on Sept 30. She was H5N1 confirmed on October 11 and US NAMRU-3 deposited the HA sequences at Genbank on October 13.

                  The sequence had many polymorphism found in human and bird cases from the earlier cases in the spring. However, there were also a number of additional polymorphisms found in recent Qinghai isolates in Europe and Africa, indicating the new isolate had recombined with other Qinghai isolates in the area and acquired the new polymorphisms.

                  Most alarming was the acquisition of M230I, which is found in human H1N1, H3N2, and influenza B strains. This acquisition created a region of identity between positions 226-230 (QSGRI) of the influenza B receptor binding domain. Influenza B is efficiently transmitted human-to-human. Moreover, Qinghai isolates have PB2 E627K, which is another mammalian polymorphism that increases polymerase activity at lower temperatures. This polymorphism is present in all human isolates, including the 1918 pandemic strain, and has become fixed in the Qinghai strain..

                  The death of the cousin of the index case keeps the case fatality rate at 100% in Egypt this season. This increased CFR may be related to the genetic changes seen in the HA sequence from the earlier case. The recent cases lived 12 miles earlier case with the M230I. Release of the sequences from the three recent cases would be useful,

                  US NAMRU-3's rapid release of the sequence from the first cases is to be commended. Similar timely releases from the current cluster would be useful. Additional receptor binding domain changes in Qinghai isolates from the region, including S227N in Egypt and Turkey, N186S and Q196R in Iraq, and N186K in Azerbaijan, were reported in human cases from last season.

                  Acquisition of these changes by H5N1 isolates from Egypt would be cause for additional concern.

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                    Re: Second bird flu death in as many days in Egypt

                    From the Kuwaiti News Agency...

                    Machine-translated from Arabic:

                    The Egyptian Ministry of Health ..A ninth human death condition by the bird flu virus

                    Cairo - 25-12 (an universe) - The Egyptian Ministry of Health declared that an Egyptian girl was dead today after its injury by the bird flu virus (H5N1) so that the number of the persons who spent at [died from] this disease in Egypt to nine persons since the emergence of the epidemic in last February come.

                    And the ministry in a press statement explained that the girl that aged 15 years she was dead in one of Cairo hospitals explaining that it at the appearance of the disease symptoms on the girl her detention and their giving took place the necessary treatment including a drug (Tamiflu).

                    And she pointed out that the samples that were taken from the girl proved their [her] injury by the disease and have been put thereafter on the respirator last Saturday [Dec 23] until the death came to her today due to the stop of heart.

                    And the Egyptian Ministry of Health has declared yesterday an eighth human death condition to a woman that reaches 31 years due to Idabtha [exposure?] by the same virus during the slaughter and the cleaning of domestic birds.

                    And the Egyptian government showed the great interest with the confrontation of this disease since Prime Minister doctor Ahmed Nazif held a the meeting of the month the past for understanding of the last readiness on the national level for fighting bird flu and coordination to the crisis administration.

                    And the Ministry of Health and Population provided large amounts of the medicine of Tamiflu the anti-disease that reached its number two millions doses as two Egyptian companies started the production of this medicine locally.

                    http://www.kuna.net.kw/home/Story.as...ar&DSNO=937556
                    ...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. - Sherlock Holmes

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                      Re: Second bird flu death in as many days in Egypt

                      Moderators please do not merge the 2 Egypt threads. The links need to maintained as is for research.

                      Thanks.

                      S.

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                        Re: Egypt reports ninth human bird flu death (Chinaview)

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                        </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>CAIRO, Dec. 25 (Xinhua) -- The Egyptian Health Ministry said Monday that a 15-year-old girl died of the H5N1 strain of bird flu, which brought the death toll of the disease in Egypt to nine, the official news agency MENA reported.
                        The girl was admitted to a Cairo fever hospital after contracting the disease on Dec. 23 and was administered the Tamiflu drug, said it.
                        She was put on a life support system on Saturday but she died earlier on Monday, said the Egyptian Health Ministry. The girl's death came one day after a 30-year-old woman, called Intisar Farid Abdel-Hamid, died of the deadly bird flu virus, after failed attempts to resuscitate her heart.
                        Both the girl and the woman were from the same family living in the Egyptian Delta governorate of Gharbiya, some 90 km north of Cairo.
                        Besides the two, a 26-year-old man from the family was also tested positive of the deadly virus. All the three infections were confirmed on Saturday.
                        With the three infections, Egypt has reported a total of 18human bird flu cases.
                        Egypt found the first bird flu case in dead poultry on Feb. 17,2006 and then the virus spread to 20 of the country's 26governorates. The populous Arab country reported first human bird flu case on March 18 of 2006. Since then, nine people have died of the fatal virus in the country.


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                        http://novel-infectious-diseases.blogspot.com/

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                          Re: Second bird flu death in as many days in Egypt

                          Egyptian teenager dies of bird flu


                          Avian flu has spread to 19 of Egypt's
                          26 provinces since February [Reuters]


                          A 15-year-old Egyptian girl has died of bird flu, the Egyptian health ministry said in a statement.

                          Nine people in Egypt have died from the H5N1 strain of avian flu since the virus first appeared in the country's poultry in February.

                          Seventeen people are still being treated for bird flu.

                          The girl was admitted to a hospital on December 20 after being diagnosed with the disease, the official Middle East News Agency quoted the Egyptian health ministry statement as saying.

                          A World Health Organisation (WHO) official said the girl was from the same family as a woman who died on Sunday.

                          Intisar Fareed, 30, died just hours after she and two members of members of her extended family living in a single dwelling in Gharbiya province, to the north of Cairo, tested positive for the deadly strain of avian flu.

                          "She is from the same family, yes, she was given tamiflu but this didn't work out," Hassan el-Bushra, the WHO regional adviser for communicable diseases surveillance, said.

                          A 26-year-old man from the family has also been hospitalised with bird flu.

                          El-Bushra said the family raised ducks in their home and had slaughtered the flock after a number of ducks had become sick and died.

                          Bird flu was first detected in Egypt in February and has spread to at least 19 of the country's 26 provinces. Egypt lies on a migratory route for wild birds.

                          The discovery of avian flu in the Middle East has led to widespread culling of birds. The H5N1 strain has hit at least 45 countries and killed more than 150 people worldwide.

                          http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exer...CC3EF64A97.htm
                          "I've no time to plead and pine. I've no time to wheedle. Kiss me quick and then I'm gone. POP! Goes the Weasel."

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                            Re: Second bird flu death in as many days in Egypt

                            Originally posted by Harpsong
                            Seventeen people are still being treated for bird flu.
                            Dear Harpsong,
                            Thank you for bringing this to our attention. If this were the case, it would indeed be alarming, but most likely it is simply a mis-statement--Egypt has had roughly 17 official cases of bird flu this year.

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                              Re: Second bird flu death in as many days in Egypt

                              Bird Flu Kills Woman in Egypt, Infects Family Members (Update2)
                              By Jason Gale
                              Dec. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Bird flu killed a woman in northern Egypt as authorities attempt to eradicate the lethal virus that infected two other members of the woman's family. The infection killed a teenage girl in Cairo, Agence France-Presse reported.
                              The woman from Zifta, in the northern province of Gharbia, had been in contact with infected poultry, Egypt's Ministry of Health said in a statement on its Web site today. Fowl kept by the family and neighbors have been culled, and people in contact with the birds are being tested, the ministry said in a separate statement on Dec. 24.
                              A 15-year-old girl died from the H5N1 strain of avian flu in a Cairo hospital, AFP reported yesterday. She was transferred from a hospital in the Nile delta province of Garbiya, where she was admitted Dec. 20, AFP said.
                              World health experts are trying to control the H5N1 virus, which risks infecting humans and mutating to become more contagious. A virus that spreads among people as easily as seasonal flu could spark a deadly pandemic capable of killing millions of people, health authorities have said.
                              The H5N1 strain is known to have infected 258 people in 10 countries during the past three years, killing 154 of them, the World Health Organization said on Nov. 29, when it reported the last fatality.
                              Avian flu has infected 19 people in Egypt -- including the four cases recorded during the past week -- killing nine of them. Infections in Egyptian poultry were reported for the first time in February.
                              ``Bird flu has been placed under control, and vaccination campaigns have covered all poultry populations throughout Egypt,'' Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation Amin Abaza said, adding that the virus will be a threat for three years.
                              Women at Risk
                              All of the nine fatalities in Egypt have been female, suggesting women are more at risk of avian flu than men, the United Nations' Integrated Regional Information Network reported yesterday.
                              ``Women in the countryside are traditionally in charge of looking after domestically kept birds, which are the most likely to be infected with bird flu,'' the UN news service quoted Hamdi Abdel Wahed, a health ministry spokesman, as saying.
                              Egypt's government has banned the rearing of backyard poultry in urban areas to reduce the risk of avian-flu infection. The restrictions aren't extended to rural areas, where backyard poultry are a more important source of income.
                              To contact the reporter on this story: Jason Gale in Singapore at j.gale@bloomberg.net
                              Last Updated: December 25, 2006 23:26 EST

                              http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...k&refer=europe

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