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    Egyptian girl dies of bird flu

    Mon 15 Dec 2008, 19:52 GMT
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    CAIRO, Dec 15 (Reuters) - A 16-year-old girl died of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu on Monday, the 23rd fatality and 51st case of the disease among humans in Egypt, state news agency MENA said.
    Samiha Salem from a village in the central Egyptian province of Asyut caught the disease after exposure to sick household poultry, MENA quoted a health ministry official as saying. (Writing by Aziz El-Kaissouni; Editing by Louise Ireland)

    http://africa.reuters.com/commoditie...nLF371229.html

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    Reuters AlertNet - Egyptian girl dies of bird flu
    Egyptian girl dies of bird flu

    15 Dec 2008 20:16:01 GMT
    Source: Reuters
    (Adds details, background)
    CAIRO, Dec 15 (Reuters) -

    A 16-year-old girl died of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu on Monday, the 23rd fatality and 51st case of the disease among humans in Egypt, state news agency MENA said.


    Samiha Salem from a village in the central Egyptian province of Asyut caught the disease after exposure to sick household poultry, MENA quoted a health ministry official as saying.

    The official said Salem began suffering symptoms a week ago, after two of the household ducks died and the remainder of the flock was slaughtered in the house.

    Salem was subsequently admitted to hospital with a high fever, vomiting and diarrhea, and then transferred to intensive care. She was treated with the antiviral drug tamiflu, but suffered a pulmonary infection and respiratory failure, and died on Monday.
    Her death is the first bird flu fatality in Egypt since April, and the first of the current winter season. The virus, which first appeared in Egypt in February 2006, tends to be less active in summer.

    About 5 million households in Egypt depend on poultry as a main source of food and income, and the government has said this makes it unlikely the disease can be eradicated despite a large-scale poultry vaccination programme.

    Experts fear the H5N1 virus might mutate or combine with the highly contagious seasonal influenza virus and spark a pandemic that could kill millions of people. Since the virus resurfaced in Asia in 2003, it has killed more than 200 people in a dozen countries, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says.

    Egypt has been the worst-hit country outside Asia.

    (Writing by Aziz El-Kaissouni; Editing by Louise Ireland)
    <cite cite="http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/LF381757.htm">Reuters AlertNet - Egyptian girl dies of bird flu</cite>

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    • #3
      Re: Egypt - Human - H5N1 Confirmed

      Updated map

      http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...b927e68d58eab0

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        Re: Egypt - Human Cases/Suspected H5N1 August 31, 2008+

        Egyptian girl dies of bird flu
        Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:38am IST

        CAIRO (Reuters) - A 16-year-old girl died of the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu on Monday, the 23rd fatality and 51st case of the disease among humans in Egypt, state news agency MENA said.

        Samiha Salem from a village in the central Egyptian province of Asyut caught the disease after exposure to sick household poultry, MENA quoted a health ministry official as saying.

        Reuters

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          Re: Egypt - Human - H5N1 Confirmed

          Commentary

          http://www.recombinomics.com/News/12...5N1_Asyut.html

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            Re: Egypt - Human - H5N1 Confirmed

            July final OIE report

            http://www.oie.int/downld/AVIAN%20INFLUENZA/Egypt_followup7_final%20report.pdf

            Future Reporting
            What further reports will be submitted in relation to this event?
            There are 113outbreaks that are still recorded as unresolved. It is not possible to declare this event resolved until these individual outbreaks are resolved.
            The event is unlikely to be contained and is now considered to be endemic. No more follow-up reports will be made, but instead, information about this disease will be included in the future six-monthly reports.

            Follow-up

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              Re: Egypt - Human - H5N1 Confirmed

              I believe this is the first confirmed human H5N1 case from Asyut Governorate.
              http://novel-infectious-diseases.blogspot.com/

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                Re: Egypt - Human - H5N1 Confirmed

                Commentary

                Fatal H5N1 in Asyut Egypt
                Recombinomics Commentary 20:50
                December 15, 2008

                Samiha Salem from a village in the central Egyptian province of Asyut caught the disease after exposure to sick household poultry,

                Salem began suffering symptoms a week ago, after two of the household ducks died and the remainder of the flock was slaughtered in the house.

                Salem was subsequently admitted to hospital with a high fever, vomiting and diarrhea, and then transferred to intensive care. She was treated with the antiviral drug tamiflu, but suffered a pulmonary infection and respiratory failure, and died on Monday.

                The above comments describe a fatal H5N1 infection in central Egypt (see 2009 map). The timing of the infection is similar to last season, when cases were reported in December, which were mostly fatal. The recent frequency of H5N1 in Egypt is unclear, because H5N1 has been declared endemic, so OIE filings are only required on a six month schedule.

                Egypt has implemented a robust vaccine program, but widespread vaccine resistant H5N1 was reported last December. This resistant strain was also found in Israel in early 2008.

                H5N1 in Egypt is very heterogeneous and has become more complex each season. Recently, human sequences from last season were released.

                Release of sequences from the current case would be useful.


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                  Re: Egypt - Human - H5N1 Confirmed

                  Originally posted by Laidback Al View Post
                  I believe this is the first comfirmed human H5N1 case from Asyut Governorate.
                  I believe you are correct.

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                    Re: Egypt - Human - H5N1 Confirmed

                    <TABLE class=lan18 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="97%" align=center border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=hei22 vAlign=bottom height=25>Egypt confirms 23rd bird flu human death
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                    CAIRO, Dec. 15 (Xinhua) -- An Egyptian girl died of bird flu on Monday, bringing the death toll of the human cases of bird flu in the populous country to 23, the Egyptian MENA news agency reported.
                    Samiyah Salem, who was from a village in the southern Egyptian governorate of Asyut, died Monday evening, Health Ministry spokesman Abdel-Rahman Shahin was quoted as saying.
                    The 16-year-old girl, who contracted the fatal disease after exposure to infected household poultry in her house, was the 51st case of human bird flu in the country. She was sent to hospital for treatment on Saturday after suffering from fever and breathing problems, said the spokesman, adding the death is the first in the past eight months after the 22nd human death on April 11. Egypt reported its first H5N1 virus in dead poultry in February 2006 and the first human case in March of the same year.

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                      Re: Egypt - Human - H5N1 Confirmed

                      Date News: 23:03 2008/12/15
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                      Cairo, Dec. 15 / Qena / Egyptian authorities announced Sunday evening the death of the human condition No. / 23 / patients of bird flu / 51 / cases detected since the disease appeared in Egypt in 2006, a girl aged six to ten years of a village center / Obotej / Assiut province south of Cairo.

                      Said Dr. Abdel Rahman Shahin, official spokesman of the Ministry of Health and Population Egypt in a statement this matter that the symptoms appeared on the girl named Samiha Abdalhafez carpets from the village of Salem Abotij status on Monday after last contact with domestic birds .. he said, adding that the girl was given a drug / Tamiflu / suspicion immediately

                      In terms of morbidity was suffering from pneumonia and respiratory failure in the process was put on a respirator but died Sunday evening Assiut University Hospital. The Case / 22 / bird flu patients had died on atheist tenth of April, was a woman, aged / 30 / years of district / rain / Cairo. B u / m c

                      http://www.qnaol.net/QNAAr/News_Bull..._841_0184.aspx

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                        The death of the 23 bird flu and pig farms to transfer Helwan



                        Died Monday night, the No. 23 human bird flu patients from among 51 cases detected since the disease appeared in Egypt in 2006, a girl named Samiha Abdalhafez Ahmed Salim, 16-year-old, from the village of carpets Obotej Assiut Governorate.

                        "Dr. Abdul Rahman Shaheen Media adviser and spokesman of the Ministry of Health and Population in a statement issued late today, Monday, the symptoms appeared on the girl last Monday after contact with domestic birds," ducks and chickens, "which Bttan died were culled birds and clean the rest of the house, pointing out that this situation has entered hospital Obotej admitted with a high temperature, vomiting and diarrhea and was transferred to intensive care Assiut University Hospital the day before yesterday.

                        He was given the drug Tamiflu once suspected of being infected with the disease, which was suffering from pneumonia and respiratory failure in the process was put on a respirator, but died on Monday evening.

                        The case No. 22 bird flu patients had died on 11 April, and were female, 30-year-old from Cairo district of the rain.

                        For his part, said Major General Abdel Salam Mahgoub, Minister of Local Development Monday that he was allocated an area of 175 acres of Helwan province of the movement to all pig farms of the provinces of Cairo, Giza, respectively from the end of next year.

                        He said the governor _ a meeting of the health and environmental affairs, the People's Assembly on Monday evening, headed by Dr. Hamdi Mr. That the Higher Committee for bird flu did not ignore any warnings issued by the World Health Organization about the possibility that Egypt had been once again to virus infection of avian influenza and human influenza, because of the presence of 300 thousand pigs are bred Central Residential areas in several provinces.

                        The governor in the meeting which discussed the problem is that on the contrary, the organization confirmed in a speech that Egypt had officially tangible success in the fight against avian influenza, through the provision of the Ministry of International Cooperation amount of 40 million pounds for this purpose.
                        For his part, Dr. Nasr representative of the Ministry of Health that the ministry had strategic stocks of vaccines for bird flu is enough for one year up to 100 million an increase to 135 million within two weeks.

                        He has been to provide all means of prevention of the disease in all health units, hospitals and laboratories as well as expansion of the diagnosis of the disease and develop existing plants in Alexandria and Minya as well as the establishment of new labs in Assiut and the West in 3 months.

                        http://www.egynews.net/wps/portal/!u...23495997101729

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                          Re: Egypt - Human - H5N1 Confirmed

                          In Egypt recorded the 23rd human death from bird flu. Since the beginning of the spread of the disease in 2006, the country recorded 51 cases of infection in humans. By the number of sick Egypt ranks third after Indonesia and Vietnam.

                          As the specialists, high incidence is due to geographical location. It is through the countries of the pyramids lie main migration routes of wild birds, which are often carriers of infection.

                          http://www.radiomayak.ru/doc.html?id=107734&cid=45

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                            The new long break following the death of human bird flu reported in Egypt. The victim of the H5N1 virus has become a 16-year-old Samiha Salem in the province of Assiut, south of Cairo. On said an official of the Egyptian Health Ministry Abdul Rahman

                            According to authorities, the girl was taken to hospital with high temperature and bilateral pneumonia. Despite intensive treatment, she died on Monday evening.

                            It is also reported that Samiha Salem has razvedeniem poultry. Earlier cases death from bird flu in Egypt was recorded on 11 April in Cairo.

                            Avian flu first appeared in Egypt in 2006. Since then the country has recorded 51 human cases of infection with the virus, 23 sick died. The authorities are actively campaign for the prevention of the virus, RIA Novosti.

                            At an international conference to combat avian influenza, held in October in the Egyptian city of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egyptian Health Minister Hatem al-Gabali said that in the next three years developing and poor countries to fight avian influenza will require 2.2 billion dollars.

                            http://www.pravda.ru/news/accidents/...296056-gripp-0

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                              Re: Egypt - Human Cases/Suspected H5N1 August 31, 2008+

                              Source: http://translate.google.com/translat...istory_state0=

                              Google translation:

                              The death of the 23 bird flu and pig farms to transfer Helwan



                              توفيت مساء الاثنين الحالة البشرية رقم 23 من مرضى انفلونزا الطيور من بين 51 حالة تم اكتشافها منذ ظهور المرض فى مصر عام 2006, وهى لفتاة تدعى سميحة عبدالحافظ أحمد سالم,تبلغ من العمر 16 عاما,من قرية الزرابى أبوتيج بمحافظة أسيوط. Died Monday night, the No. 23 human bird flu patients from among 51 cases detected since the disease appeared in Egypt in 2006, a girl named Samiha Abdalhafez Ahmed Salim, 16-year-old, from the village of carpets Obotej Assiut Governorate.

                              وقال الدكتور عبدالرحمن شاهين المستشار الإعلامى والمتحدث الرسمى لوزارة الصحة والسكان فى بيان صدر مساء اليوم الاثنين إن الأعراض المرضية ظهرت على الفتاة الاثنين الماضى اثر مخالطتها لطيور منزلية "بط ودجاج" نفق منها بطتان وتم ذبح وتنظيف باقى الطيور بالمنزل,مشيرا إلى أن هذه الحالة دخلت مستشفى حميات أبوتيج وهى تعانى من ارتفاع فى درجة الحرارة وقىء وإسهال ثم تم تحويلها إلى الرعاية المركزة بمستشفى أسيوط الجامعى أول أمس. "Dr. Abdul Rahman Shaheen Media adviser and spokesman of the Ministry of Health and Population in a statement issued late today, Monday, the symptoms appeared on the girl last Monday after contact with domestic birds," ducks and chickens "had died Bttan been slaughtered birds and clean the rest of the house, pointing out that this situation has entered hospital Obotej admitted with a high temperature, vomiting and diarrhea and was transferred to intensive care Assiut University Hospital the day before yesterday.

                              وأوضح أنه تم إعطاء الحالة عقار التاميفلو فور الاشتباه فى إصابتها بالمرض, حيث كانت تعانى من إلتهاب رئوى مزدوج وفشل فى عملية التنفس وتم وضعها على جهاز التنفس الصناعى, ولكنها توفيت مساء الاثنين. He was given the drug Tamiflu once suspected of being infected with the disease, which was suffering from pneumonia and respiratory failure in the process was put on a respirator, but died on Monday evening.

                              يذكر أن الحالة رقم 22 من مرضى أنفلونزا الطيور كانت قد توفيت يوم 11 أبريل الماضى, وكانت لسيدة تبلغ من العمر 30 عاما من حى المطرية بالقاهرة. The case No. 22 bird flu patients had died on 11 April, and were female, 30-year-old from Cairo district of the rain.

                              ومن جهته أعلن اللواء عبدالسلام المحجوب وزير التنمية المحلية الاثنين انه تم تخصيص مساحة 175 فدانا بمحافظة حلوان لتنقل إليها كافة حظائر الخنازير من محافظات القاهرة والجيزة والقليوبية تباعا من نهاية العام القادم . For his part, said Major General Abdel Salam Mahgoub, Minister of Local Development Monday that he was allocated an area of 175 acres of Helwan province of the movement to all pig farms of the provinces of Cairo, Giza, respectively from the end of next year.

                              وقال المحجوب _أمام اجتماع لجنة الشئون الصحية والبيئية بمجلس الشعب مساء الاثنين برئاسة الدكتور حمدى السيد_ أن اللجنة العليا لانفلونزا الطيور لم تتجاهل أى تحذيرات صدرت من منظمة الصحة العالمية حول احتمال تعرض مصر مرة أخرى لعدوى فيروس إنفلونزا الطيور والانفلونزا البشرية بسبب وجود 300 ألف خنزير يتم تربيتها وسط المناطق السكنية فى عدد من المحافظات . He said the governor _ a meeting of the health and environmental affairs, the People's Assembly on Monday evening, headed by Dr. Hamdi Mr. That the Higher Committee for bird flu did not ignore any warnings issued by the World Health Organization about the possibility that Egypt had been once again to virus infection of avian influenza and human influenza, because of the presence of 300 thousand pigs are bred Central Residential areas in several provinces.

                              وأضاف المحجوب فى الاجتماع الذى ناقش هذه المشكلة أنه على العكس فإن المنظمة أكدت فى خطاب رسمى أن مصر حققت نجاحا ملموسا فى مجال مكافحة أنفلونزا الطيور وذلك من خلال توفير وزارة التعاون الدولى مبلغ 40 مليون جنيه لهذا الغرض . The governor in the meeting which discussed the problem is that on the contrary, the organization confirmed in a speech that Egypt had officially tangible success in the fight against avian influenza, through the provision of the Ministry of International Cooperation amount of 40 million pounds for this purpose.
                              من جانبه أكد الدكتور نصر السيد ممثل وزارة الصحة أن الوزارة لديها مخزون استراتيجى من الأمصال المضادة لمرض أنفلونزا الطيور يكفى لمدة سنة يصل الى 100 مليون عبوة تزاد الى 135 مليونا خلال أسبوعين. For his part, Dr. Nasr representative of the Ministry of Health that the ministry had strategic stocks of vaccines for bird flu is enough for one year up to 100 million an increase to 135 million within two weeks.

                              وقال إنه تم توفير كل وسائل الوقاية من المرض بجميع الوحدات الصحية والمستشفيات وكذلك التوسع فى معامل تشخيص لمرض وتطوير المعامل القائمة فى الإسكندرية والمنيا فضلا عن إنشاء معملين جديدين فى أسيوط والغربية خلال 3 أشهر. He has been to provide all means of prevention of the disease in all health units, hospitals and laboratories as well as expansion of the diagnosis of the disease and develop existing plants in Alexandria and Minya as well as the establishment of new labs in Assiut and the West in 3 months.


                              (أ ش أ) (MENA)

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