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    Re: Cairo's First Human Bird Flu Infection Confirmed [died]

    <TABLE cellPadding=10 width="98%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD>Egyptian teen dies of bird flu
    Wed, 11 Apr 2007 14:24:54 </TD></TR><TR><TD> A 15 year old Egyptian girl has died of bird flu, bringing the number of the country's victims of the disease to 14.

    The girl died of respiratory failure 5 days after she was admitted into a Cairo hospital, having tested positive to the H5N1 bird flu virus, according to health ministry officials in Egypt.

    She had contracted the disease three weeks ago while buying chicken in a local market in Cairo, the World Health Organization spokesman told reporters.

    Egypt is reported to be one of the countries most affected by bird flu outside Asia. The disease first appeared in the country in February 2006.

    TD /BH/BG


    http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id...tionid=3510210

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    • #32
      Re: Cairo's First Human Bird Flu Infection Confirmed [died]

      Egyptian girl dies of bird flu
      Wed Apr 11, 2007 2:46 PM IST



      CAIRO (Reuters) - A 15-year-old Egyptian girl who tested positive for the H5N1 bird flu virus has died in hospital, bringing the number of deaths from the disease in Egypt to 14, the health ministry said on Wednesday.
      A ministry statement said Marianna Kameel Mikhail, who was admitted to hospital in Cairo on Thursday, died of respiratory failure on Tuesday evening despite being treated with the antiviral Tamiflu and being placed on a respirator.
      None of her family was found to have bird flu, it added.
      "This case is the 14th death from 34 cases of bird flu infection since the disease appeared in Egypt in February 2006," the statement said.
      Egypt has the highest number of confirmed human bird flu cases outside Asia.

      http://in.today.reuters.com/news/new...archived=False

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      • #33
        Re: Cairo's First Human Bird Flu Infection Confirmed [died]

        Egyptian girl dies of bird flu <!--head0-->

        11 April 2007
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        <!--par1-->CAIRO - A teenage girl from Cairo has died of bird flu, the health ministry announced, bringing to 14 the number of Egyptians who have succumbed to the deadly H5N1 strain of the virus.<!--par0-->
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        <!--par1-->Marina Kamil Mikhail, a 15-year-old girl from the capital?s Shubra district, died in hospital on Tuesday, ministry spokesman Abdel Rahman Shaheen told AFP.<!--par0-->
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        <!--par1-->She developed symptoms on March 30 and was admitted to hospital in Cairo on April 5 where she was treated with the Tamiflu drug.<!--par0-->
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        <!--par1-->Several Egyptians, mainly children, had been infected with the deadly bird flu virus in recent weeks across the country, but the girl was the first not to survive an infection since February.<!--par0-->
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        <!--par1-->The case was also the first out of 34 infections reported in humans since March 2006 to be detected in the capital.<!--par0-->
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        <!--par1-->Egypt?s position on major bird migration routes and the widespread practice of keeping domestic fowl close to living quarters had meant rural regions north and south of the capital were the hardest-hit.<!--par0-->
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        <!--par1-->Women and children have borne the brunt of the virus due to their role in taking care of domestic fowl.<!--par0-->
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        <!--par1-->The government says it is conducting a vigorous campaign to combat the spread of the virus through vaccinations and raising awareness, but cases continue to appear.<!--par0-->
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        <!--par1-->With 14 deaths, Egypt is the world?s most affected country after Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and China.<!--par0-->
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        <!--par1-->It is also the world?s hardest-hit non-Asian country and more cases of avian influenza were detected in humans there in 2007 than in any other country.<!--par0-->
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        <!--par1-->Sixteen cases of the highly pathogenic virus were reported in Egypt since the start of the year, including five in the first 10 days of April alone.<!--par0-->
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        <!--par1-->The World Health Organisation says the H5N1 strain has infected almost 300 people and killed about 170 of them, mostly in Southeast Asia, since 2003.<!--par0-->
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        <!--par1-->Sapa-AFP

        http://www.sundaytimes.co.za/News/Ar...aspx?id=434799

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        • #34
          Re: Cairo's First Human Bird Flu Infection Confirmed [died]

          Commentary at

          http://www.recombinomics.com/News/04...Confirmed.html

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          • #35
            Re: Cairo's First Human Bird Flu Infection Confirmed [died]

            11/04/2007 01:00:57 ã

            <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="376" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="397"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="384" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="397"> </td></tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="397">A farmer gives a bird flu vaccine to a hen </td></tr></tbody></table>
            Egyptian girl dies of bird flu

            Egypt's health ministry says a teenage girl who tested positive for the H5N1 avian flu has died -- raising the number of deaths from the disease in Egypt to 14.

            The 15-year-old Egyptian girl has died in hospital despite being treated with the antiviral drug Tamiflu and being placed on a respirator, a health ministry official said on Wednesday.

            Marianna Kameel Mikhail, who was admitted to hospital in Cairo on Thursday, died of respiratory failure on Tuesday evening, a ministry statement said.

            She had contracted the disease three weeks ago while buying chicken in a local market in Cairo, the World Health Organization spokesman told reporters.

            Amr Kandeel, director of communicable diseases at the Ministry of Health, said the treatment failed because the girl did not enter hospital until a week to 10 days after the symptoms started.

            The girl was hospitalized last week.

            Officials say none of her family members was found to have the deadly form of bird flu.

            As in several other fatal cases in Egypt, the patient and her relatives denied she had had any recent contact with domestic poultry, Kandeel added.

            Out of a total of 34 humans who have caught bird flu in Egypt, 14 have died and 19 have recovered. A two-year-old girl from central Egypt is under treatment and Kandeel said she was in a good condition.

            The health ministry statement said none of Mikhail's family were found to have bird flu.

            The disease hit Egypt in February 2006 and did extensive damage to the poultry industry and the economy as a whole. But the government still finds it hard to enforce restrictions on the movement and sale of live poultry.

            Egypt has the highest number of confirmed human bird flu cases outside Asia.

            -Agencies-
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            http://english.alarabonline.org/disp...00:57%20%C3%A3

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            • #36
              Re: Cairo's First Human Bird Flu Infection Confirmed [died]

              Avian influenza - situation in Egypt - update 15
              11 April 2007
              The Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population has announced the death on 10 April of the 15-year-old female from Cairo Governorate.
              Of the 34 cases confirmed to date in Egypt, 14 have been fatal.


              http://www.who.int/csr/don/2007_04_11/en/index.html

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              • #37
                Re: Cairo's First Human Bird Flu Infection Confirmed [died]

                This report says Marianna [Marina] was admitted to "Nasser institute hospital" [Nasr City hospital?] on Thurs, April 5 and wasn't transferred to Cairo Abbyssia Chest hospital until Sun, April 8....

                Machine-translated from Arabic:

                The death of the condition no. 14 by the bird flu
                The victim is a pupil in the preparatory ..From the relief gardens

                April 11, 2007

                Ahmed Al Khatib Wabdallah Hashem wrote:

                Last night the child was dead Marina is Kumail Mikhail "15 years" a pupil by the preparatory from the relief gardens affected by her injury by the bird flu disease ..And she is the condition no. 14 that dies by this disease since its appearance in Egypt.

                The receiving of a second department commissioner is in Nasr City a signal from Al Sadr's hospital by the Abbasid with the death of "Marina" that Nasser's institute hospital in 5 April for the suspicion of its injury by the disease's institute hospital has entered and have been transferred to the chest hospital in the eighth from the month [April 8] himself ..And its giving the necessary treatment took place but it was dead after the inflammation of lungs strongly and that led to a failure in the respiration.

                http://www.algomhuria.net.eg/almessa/today/first/ [<< not a permalink]

                http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=21740
                Last edited by Theresa42; April 11, 2007, 09:40 PM.
                ...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. - Sherlock Holmes

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                • #38
                  Re: Cairo's First Human Bird Flu Infection Confirmed [died]

                  Worth repeating:
                  Originally posted by Niman
                  ...and more cases of avian influenza were detected in humans there [in Egypt] in 2007 than in any other country.

                  Sixteen cases of the highly pathogenic virus were reported in Egypt since the start of the year, including five in the first 10 days of April alone.
                  ...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. - Sherlock Holmes

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                  • #39
                    Re: Cairo's First Human Bird Flu Infection Confirmed [died]

                    Sounds like no backyard poultry to blame then...
                    Originally posted by Susie
                    She is believed to have contracted the virus three weeks ago when she bought a chicken at a market in Shoubra, Cairo, while shopping for her Christian family's preparations for the Easter holidays, said el-Kardani.
                    Originally posted by Niman
                    My understanding was that she was in critical condition and did not have contact with poultry. The reports today are trying to link a chicken bought 3 weeks ago (this is sounding like another blood pudding epi report)....
                    ...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. - Sherlock Holmes

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                    • #40
                      Re: Cairo's First Human Bird Flu Infection Confirmed [died]

                      An account of Marina's illness and death by a friend of the family....

                      Google & sakhr machine-translation mash-up:

                      One eyewitness tells the tragedy of the latest victim of bird flu
                      April 12, 2007

                      Wrote Darren Farghali:

                      "The newspapers reported on April 9 that Marina Komail Mikhail [aka Marina Camille Mikhail] is the injured a number 31 by the bird flu disease in Egypt, and it has shocked me and hurt me that this innocent girl turns to just a number in a long list from the miserable who the disease killed, because I know the story of Marina disease that a day started April 1." So she started but for welding the journalist is in "Al-Ahram Weekly" her testimony to "The Egyptian Today" [Al Masry Al Youm] about the child Marina Komail who was dead the day before yesterday after her injury by the bird flu virus, and it said "but for": "I followed up the disease of "Marina" since the first moment the judgement that it is a very close friend of the family of the girl child."

                      And she explained "but for" to we disputed that injured one day current April 1 with the rise of temperature, then have been presented to the family doctor in Shubra that described for it [her] "an antibiotic" [anti viral according to Google] he did not do a thing, then she went to a second and third doctor and every time that the medicines were changing and at their presentation to a fourth doctor that decided their reservation in the hospital of Imababa fevers because it is a doubt in the presence of a non natural matter.

                      And she says "but for": I went with it one day April 3 to the hospital of Imababa fevers, she was collapsed totally and is not capable of the walking, then have been transferred on "a stretcher" a strange the form, by two damaged wheels, led by it the nurse is hundreds of metres in the open air and she is the injured with heat [fever] that surpasses 40 degrees, until we came to a big ward an expression about compact kiosks. On Wednesday April 4, went but for a welding of viewing the ill child and after the length of a pains, she came to the part that lies in it, then she found her almost unconscious, then request the transfer of child "Marina Komail" to the intensive care, and remain negotiating three hours, until the administration agrees Ali transferred "Marina" to the care after the payment of expenditures, and we walk hundreds of metres for the arrival at the care, and there the surprise happens: the waters are disconnected about the intensive care and the part a closed is!

                      Thursday dawn April 5, the doctor issued the decision of Marina transfer from Imababa fevers [to Cairo's Abbyssia Chest Hosp], and follows up but for a welding: the ambulance went out after entreaties and wishes, because the aid driver does not want to move from his place at four in the morning, until for the rescue of a patient between life and death, and he exceeds the aid on several hospitals that refuses its crowds a reception "the condition", and at the morning its acceptance of only the hospital of the Abbasid chest.

                      Saturday April 7, the girl lies in the intensive care in the hospital of the Abbasid chest, and says "but for": it is a model of the medical enterprises worthy of the appreciation, the analyses have appeared quickly, and made sure that Marina is injured by the bird flu, then the notification of Ministry of Health that in the child house Shubra carried out the usual health measures, then informed the press so that Marina turns to a new number in the disease list.

                      Tuesday at night April 10 Marina was dead, and says Lula Laham family friend: I could not prevent myself from this testimony to keep my heart from the explosion, the child died Marina after a terrible conflict with the disease and the neglect.

                      http://www.almasry-alyoum.com/articl...leID=54599&r=t

                      http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=21769
                      ...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. - Sherlock Holmes

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                      • #41
                        Re: Cairo's First Human Bird Flu Infection Confirmed [died]

                        Sounds like anyone without a solid poultry connection would have a hard time getting treated or tested.

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                        • #42
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                          Originally posted by niman View Post
                          Sounds like anyone without a solid poultry connection would have a hard time getting treated or tested.
                          Bad news.
                          ...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. - Sherlock Holmes

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                          • #43
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                            Originally posted by niman View Post
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                            H5N1 Confirmation in Fatal Cairo Teenager Case
                            Recombinomics Commentary
                            April 11, 2007

                            Case number 34
                            Reported on 8 April 2007 This case is a female adolescent, 15 years old from Cairo Governorate. Date of onset of illness was on March 30. She was hospitalized into Abbasya Chest hospital on the 5th of April and the sample was taken on the 7th. It was confirmed positive for H5N1 in both MOH (7 April) and NAMRU-3 (8 April) laboratories. At the beginning, the patient denied exposure to sick poultry from the market one week before the onset of symptoms.

                            She died on April 10 at 7:30 pm at Abbasya Chest Hospital due to respiratory failure resulted from bi-lateral pneumonia.

                            The above details on the latest confirmed case in Egypt detail the differences between this ca
                            se and the recent mild cases in central and southern Egypt. The initial cases this season in Egypt were confirmed in late 2006 and were from the Gharbiya governorate and all four were fatal. Sequences were generated from three of the cases and all had M230I, a change adjacent to the receptor binding domain which matches human strains (H1N1, H3N2, influenza B).

                            This change was in the last fatal case prior to the case in Cairo, and was also in a chicken isolate from Gharbiya in February, 2007. The poultry isolate shared a number of polymorphisms found in the Gharbiya cluster, including HA M230I and V223I, although Tamiflu (oseltamivir) resistance (N294S) was not found in the chicken isolate. However, the sequence had mixed signals at a number of positions indicating the chicken was infected with multiple strains of H5N1. Plaque purification of this isolate would be required to rule out N294S.

                            The latest case, like the earlier cases developed bi-lateral pneumonia in spite of Tamiflu treatment. The sequence of the isolate would help determine if the treatment failure was due to the time lag between the disease onset and treatment, or was due to genetic changes such as HA M230I or NA N294S.

                            The linkage to poultry a week before the onset of symptoms is also unclear because of the time lag. More poultry sequences from the Cairo area would be useful.


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                            • #44
                              Re: Cairo's First Human Bird Flu Infection Confirmed [died]

                              Commentary at

                              http://www.recombinomics.com/News/04...pt_Russia.html

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                              • #45
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                                Originally posted by niman View Post
                                Commentary

                                Simultaneous H5N1 Acquisitions in Russia and Egypt

                                Recombinomics Commentary
                                April 14, 2007


                                Recently, US NAMRU-3 has sequenced the latest confirmed cases in Egypt, including the sibling from Qena (4M), A/Egypt/2629-NAMRU3/2007; the child from Sohag (7M), A/Egypt/2630-NAMRU3/2007; the child from Qalubiea (4F), A/Egypt/2631-NAMRU3/2007; the child from Menia (2F), A/Egypt/2750-NAMRU3/2007; and the teenager from Shoubra in Cairo (15F), A/Egypt/2751-NAMRU3.

                                These sequences had much in common with previous sequences from Egypt. The Qena sibling sequence matched the index case (6F), A/Egypt/2621-NAMRU-3/2007 (see slide 54) and the Qalubiea sequence was also very similar, including the HA 3 BP deletion (see slide 53) that was also in the Beni Suef (27F), A/Egypt/0636/2007, and Fayyoum sequences (17F). The Menia sequence was closely related to the sequences from Aswan, while the Shourbra sequences were like poultry sequences from Gharbiya (A/chicken/Egypt/1891N3-CLEVB.2007 and A/chicken/Egypt/1890-HK45/2007). The Sohag sequence was unique. The NA sequence had the common Egyptian markers C150T, C236T, A703G, A740G, T1088C, and G1280A. However, appended onto this Egyptian, Qinghai genetic background was A743G. A743G was in a large subset of the recently released sequences from northern Germany, as well as earlier Bavaria sequences, which were from dead wild birds or carnivores, collected in February, 2006.

                                As noted earlier, A743G was in chicken isolates in Gharbiya, collected a year later in February, 2007. It was also in the Qena siblings, who were confirmed this month. Thus, A743G has appeared in six recent Egyptian isolates in Gharbiya, Sohag, and Qena. The HA and NA sequences from the isolates fall into three readily distinguishable isolates, yet they all contain A743G. Moreover, the recent isolates from Moscow (A/chicken/Moscow/2/2007 and A/chicken/Russia_Moscow oblast_Odintsovo/1/2007) also have A743G, appended onto another easily distinguishable Clade 2.2 genetic background, similar to Azerbaijan isolates from last season.

                                The simultaneous appearance of A743G on four genetically distinguishable backgrounds is most easily explained by recombination.

                                Polymorphism tracing indicates the polymorphism moved from H5N1 in South Korea / Japan in 2004 to Clade 1 in southeast Asia in 2005, to Clade 2.1 and 2.3 isolates in China and Indonesia in 2006, to Clade 2.2 in Germany in 2006, and to readily distinguishable Clade 2.2 isolates in Moscow and three locations in Egypt in 2007. The 2007 infections were between mid-February and early April.

                                The simultaneous A743G acquisitions onto genetically distinguishable Clade 2.2 isolates in Russia and Egypt are striking.

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