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    26/12/2007 13:24 CAIRO, Dec 26 (AFP)
    Egypt reports 16th bird flu death

    An Egyptian woman has died from the H5N1 strain of bird flu, the 16th person to succumb to the virus in Egypt, the health ministry said on Wednesday.


    Oula Yunes Ali, 25, died on Tuesday after being admitted to hospital on Friday with a high fever, ministry spokesman Abdel Rahmane Shahin said in a statement carried by the official MENA news agency.

    Women and children have borne the brunt of the virus due to their role in taking care of domestic fowl.

    Egypt's location on major bird migration routes and the widespread practice of keeping domestic fowl near living quarters have led to it being the hardest-hit country outside Asia.

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    Egyptian Woman Dies of Bird Flu

    http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L26343693.htm


    Egyptian woman dies of bird flu
    26 Dec 2007 13:36:13 GMT
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      Egyptian woman dies of bird flu
      26 Dec 2007 13:36:13 GMT
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      It was the first human death in Egypt from the virus since June and the 16th since the disease arrived in early 2006. (Writing by Jonathan Wright) (jonathan.wright@reuters.com ; +20 2 2578 3290; Reuters Messaging: jonathan.wright.reuters.com@reuters.net))

      http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L26343693.htm
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        Re: Egypt reports 16th bird flu death

        Comemntary at

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

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          Re: Egypt reports 16th bird flu death

          Egypt reports 16th bird flu death
          Posted: 26 December 2007 2141 hrs
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          CAIRO : An Egyptian woman has died from the H5N1 strain of bird flu, the 16th person to succumb to the virus in Egypt, the health ministry said on Wednesday.

          Oula Yunes Ali, 25, died on Tuesday after being admitted to hospital on Friday with a high fever, ministry spokesman Abdel Rahmane Shahin said in a statement carried by the official MENA news agency.

          Women and children have borne the brunt of the virus due to their role in taking care of domestic fowl.

          Egypt's location on major bird migration routes and the widespread practice of keeping domestic fowl near living quarters have led to it being the hardest-hit country outside Asia. - AFP/ms

          http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stori...319286/1/.html

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            Egyptian woman dies of bird flu


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            A 25-year-old Egyptian woman has died of bird flu, Egypt's Ministry of Health said on Wednesday.
            It is the first human death in Egypt from the virus since June and the 16th since the disease arrived in early 2006.
            The ministry named the woman as Ola Younis from Beni Haroun village in Beni Suef province, south of Cairo.
            She entered Beni Suef hospital on December 21 with a high temperature and breathing problems, was diagnosed on Tuesday and died the same day, it said in a statement.
            Younis had been in contact with birds thought to be infected with bird flu, the ministry said. The state news agency MENA said health officials were checking her relatives to see whether they showed traces of the virus.
            The H5N1 virus which causes bird flu tends to lie dormant during the summer and Egyptian officials had hoped that after two years of outbreaks it would not re-occur this winter.
            The case brings the total among humans in Egypt to 39.
            The death toll is the highest for any country outside Asia and could reflect the high population density in agricultural parts of Egypt.
            (Writing by Jonathan Wright; editing by Robert Woodward)

            http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071226/...DSNsAxF7AR.3QA

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              CAIRO, December 26 (RIA Novosti) - A 25-year-old woman has died of bird flu in Egypt, the country's health ministry spokesman said on Wednesday.
              According to the ministry, the woman who contracted the virus in the Beni Suweif province 130 km south of capital Cairo was hospitalized last Friday with a fever and breathing difficulties.
              Abdul Rahman Shahin said this was the 16th victim of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus since the first case was reported in the Middle East country in February 2006.
              Of 39 Egyptians infected with bird flu, mostly women and children who contracted the virus after coming into contact with infected poultry, 16 have died.
              A total of 207 deaths have been registered worldwide by the World Health Organization (WHO) since 2003.
              Although no cases of human-to-human transmission of avian influenza have been reported, scientists fear the virus could mutate into a strain that could pass easily from person to person, causing a global pandemic.

              http://en.rian.ru/world/20071226/94238052.html

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                A bulldozer covers slaughtered birds after an outbreak of bird flu in an Egyptian village (file).

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                CAIRO (AFP)
                <MAINBODY xmlns="">An Egyptian woman died from the H5N1 strain of bird flu, the 16th person to succumb to the virus in Egypt, the health ministry said on Wednesday.

                Oula Yunes Ali, 25, died on Tuesday after being admitted to hospital on Friday with a high fever, ministry spokesman Abdel Shahin said.

                Ali was hospitalized with fever and respiratory problems after spending time in proximity to infected birds at home. Her family will now undergo tests to see if they have been infected.</MAINBODY>
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                It was the 39th case of reported human bird flu infection since the virus first appeared in Egypt in February 2006.

                Women and children have borne the brunt of the virus due to their role in taking care of domestic fowl. A 10-year-old girl was the last person to die from the disease in Egypt in June.

                Egypt's location on major bird migration routes and the widespread practice of keeping domestic fowl near living quarters have led to it being the hardest-hit country outside Asia.

                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.

                The World Health Organization (WHO) said earlier this year that countries around the world had improved their resistance to bird flu, but the situation remains critical in Egypt and Indonesia where the risk of the H5N1 virus mutating into a major human threat remains high.

                Egypt and Indonesia remained high-risk because of the permanent contact that many people in both nations have with domesticated birds. </P></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>


                http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2007/12/26/43419.html

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                  Re: Egypt reports 16th bird flu death

                  Location of Beni (Bani) Haroun (Harun) village.

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                    <TABLE style="DIRECTION: ltr" width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD>Egypt Reports 16th Human Death From Bird Flu</TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top>By VOA News
                    26 December 2007
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                    Egypt's health ministry says an Egyptian woman has died from the H5N1 strain of bird flu. She is the 16th person to succumb to the virus in Egypt.
                    Authorities say the 25-year old woman was diagnosed with bird flu Tuesday and died the same day. She had entered a hospital in the central province of Beni Suef last Friday.
                    Authorities suspect the woman came into contact with infected birds at her home. Family members are being tested to see if they also are infected.
                    In Vietnam, health officials say they suspect a four-year-old child from northern Vietnam died of bird flu earlier this month at a Hanoi hospital. If confirmed, it would be Vietnam's 47th death from the virus since late 2003.
                    Also Wednesday, authorities in Indonesia reported the death of a 24-year old woman from the H5N1 virus.
                    She died at a hospital in Jakarta Tuesday, becoming Indonesia's 94th confirmed fatality from the virus.
                    Indonesian officials are still trying to determine how she was exposed to the virus. Indonesia has had more cases of bird flu in humans than any other country.
                    Health experts say humans become infected with the virus after coming into contact with sick poultry. They are concerned that the virus could evolve into a form easily transmissible between humans, which could result in a serious worldwide outbreak.

                    http://www.voanews.com/english/2007-12-26-voa26.cfm

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                      Re: Egypt reports 16th bird flu death

                      Avian influenza - situation in Egypt

                      26 December 2007
                      The Ministry of Health and Population, Egypt has announced a new case of human infection of H5N1 avian influenza.. The case is a 25 year old female from Bany Suwef Governorate. She was hospitalized on the 21 December and died on 25 December. The source of her exposure is currently under investigation.
                      Egypt reported the last confirmed case of H5N1 in July 2007. Of the 39 cases confirmed to date in Egypt, 16 have been fatal.

                      http://www.who.int/csr/don/2007_12_26a/en/index.html

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                        Re: Egypt reports 16th bird flu death

                        Looks like this story was released in the evening Egypt time, so the story hasn't been picked up by any of the papers yet (clever release timing?). Al Wafd's Breaking News ticker has a blurb on it though.

                        Sounds as though the victim may have been transferred on Friday to the hospital that she died in rather than having been admitted on that day. She may have been in a more local hospital or clinic before that. Not 100&#37; clear yet.


                        Google-translated from Arabic:

                        The death of Egyptian women from Beni Suef Avian
                        Dec 27, 2007

                        She said the Ministry of Health on Wednesday that the Egyptian woman of the department of Beni Suef, which lies south of Cairo reach age 25 years died of avian influenza disease.

                        This is the first death of the disease in Egypt since June sixteenth and since the emergence of the disease in Egypt early in 2006.

                        The ministry said that women claiming loudly Younis is from the village of Beni Haroun and transferred to the hospital on Friday and was suffering from high temperature and narrow breathing and pneumonia.

                        http://www.alwafd.org/v3/News/news_d...p?news_id=3963
                        ...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. - Sherlock Holmes

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                          Re: Egypt reports 16th bird flu death

                          From a Kuwaiti paper...

                          Google-translated from Arabic:

                          The death of Egyptian Avian
                          27/12/2007

                          Cairo-Qabas:

                          Avian influenza disease died lady called Oula Yunis Ali Mohamed (25 years) from the province of Beni Suef brings patients [that died] to 16 people in Egypt.

                          An official spokesman for the Ministry of Health and Population Dr. Abdel Rahman Shahin that this situation is infection No. 39 since the emergence of the disease early last year, and confirmed infected Tuesday evening, as demonstrated by the analysis results central laboratories of the Ministry of Health positive.

                          He explained that this situation is from the village of Beni Haroun, Center Beni Suef Governorate, Beni Suef, and they entered Beni Suef General Hospital last Friday, is suffering from high temperature and narrow breathing and pneumonia after exposure to domestic birds suspected of being infected with bird flu disease, and the results analysis confirmed yesterday evening and the first case also died the same day, and is currently working epidemiological investigation to the rest of the family members to make sure no illness.

                          http://www.alqabas.com.kw/Final/News...ticleID=345471
                          ...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. - Sherlock Holmes

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                            Re: Egypt reports 16th bird flu death

                            Originally posted by Theresa42 View Post
                            Looks like this story was released in the evening Egypt time, so the story hasn't been picked up by any of the papers yet (clever release timing?). Al Wafd's Breaking News ticker has a blurb on it though.

                            Sounds as though the victim may have been transferred on Friday to the hospital that she died in rather than having been admitted on that day. She may have been in a more local hospital or clinic before that. Not 100% clear yet.

                            Google-translated from Arabic:

                            The death of Egyptian women from Beni Suef Avian
                            Dec 27, 2007

                            She said the Ministry of Health on Wednesday that the Egyptian woman of the department of Beni Suef, which lies south of Cairo reach age 25 years died of avian influenza disease.

                            This is the first death of the disease in Egypt since June sixteenth and since the emergence of the disease in Egypt early in 2006.

                            The ministry said that women claiming loudly Younis is from the village of Beni Haroun and transferred to the hospital on Friday and was suffering from high temperature and narrow breathing and pneumonia.

                            http://www.alwafd.org/v3/News/news_d...p?news_id=3963
                            Map of OIE outbreaks since July 1, 2007 plus the case above

                            http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...f&t=h&om=0&z=6

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                              EGYPT: Another death highlights avian flu threat

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                              Photo: Victoria Hazou/IRIN </TD></TR><TR><TD class=ImgCreditCaption style="FONT-SIZE: 7pt; FONT-FAMILY: Tahoma">Caged chickens for purchase in a poultry shop, Cairo, Egypt. Egypt is a major route for migratory birds and is one of the countries worst hit by the bird flu virus outside Asia</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>DUBAI, 27 December 2007 (IRIN) - Another human victim of bird flu - the 16th in Egypt - has been registered in the country, underlining the fact that the deadly H5N1 strain of avian flu, which was first detected in Egypt in February 2006, has not disappeared.

                              The Ministry of Health said on 26 December that a 25-year-old woman had died the previous day in a village near Beni Souef, about 100km south of Cairo. The woman, who had handled infected birds at home, was admitted to hospital on 21 December suffering from pneumonia and respiratory problems.

                              This was the 39th case of human bird flu infection reported since the H5N1 virus was first detected in the country. It was the first human death from bird flu since June 2007, when a 10-year-old girl died. In Egypt, most victims of avian flu have been women and children because of their role in raising domestic fowl.

                              Nakhla Amany, regional planning assistant for avian flu in the Cairo office of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), told IRIN that in this specific case the Egyptian health authorities had taken the right measures. “They immediately took the victim to hospital once they detected the symptoms of avian flu and they conducted the right tests.”

                              She regretted, however, the delay by the victim’s family in seeking medical help. The family is being tested to see if anybody else has been infected.

                              Egypt has taken a number of stringent measures to combat the spread of the avian flu virus, including banning the raising of birds in towns and their transportation between provinces, and controlling where they are raised and sold.

                              A programme to raise awareness of the risks posed by bird flu has been in place since February 2006, and a major campaign was launched in early 2007 to vaccinate domestic birds - the most common route by which transmission of avian flu from birds to humans takes place.

                              http://www.irinnews.org/report.aspx?ReportID=76017

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