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  • Re: Egypt - Human Confirmed/Suspected Bird Flu Cases, Feb 8, 2009+

    <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td class="NewsDetailsTitle">Egypt declares 60th Bird Flu case </td> </tr> <tr> <td>
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    </td> </tr> </tbody></table> CAIRO, March 26 (KUNA) -- An Egyptian girl has been infected with the Bird Flu virus, bringing the number of these cases in the country to 60.
    A spokesman of the Health Ministry said on Thursday Israa Abdel Shafi, aged two years and six months, was hospitalized in the province of Qina in southern Egypt.
    The girl suffered from high fever and coughing after she mingled with dead birds suspected of bearing the virus. Her condition was described as stable after she given the required medications.
    Egypt declared flare-up of the disease in February 2006. Up to 22 people had died as a result of the disease. (end) bna.rk KUNA 262128 Mar 09NNNN

    http://www.kuna.net.kw/NewsAgenciesP...27&Language=en
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    • Re: Egypt - Human Confirmed/Suspected Bird Flu Cases, Feb 8, 2009+

      Another confirmed case, another toddler between the ages of 1 1/2 and 2 1/2, and another quick recovery.

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      • Re: Egypt - Human Confirmed/Suspected Bird Flu Cases, Feb 8, 2009+

        . . . and another case that was not reported in the media until the Health Ministry confirmation.
        http://novel-infectious-diseases.blogspot.com/

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        • Re: Egypt - Human Confirmed/Suspected Bird Flu Cases, Feb 8, 2009+

          Originally posted by Laidback Al View Post
          . . . and another case that was not reported in the media until the Health Ministry confirmation.
          Yes, the cases in Egypt are quite consitent and the CFR tends to go in streaks (which has produced a CFR of ZERO in 2009).

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          • Re: Egypt - Human Confirmed/Suspected Bird Flu Cases, Feb 8, 2009+

            CAIRO - Editor Masrawy - Dr. Abdel Rahman Shahin, official spokesman of the Ministry of Health No. 60 of human infection from bird flu was confirmed on Thursday night to a girl named Israa Said Shafi at the age of two years and six months of Nejj Abushok Center Dandara governorate of Qena.

            Shaheen added that the onset of symptoms, they were on Monday, entered the hospital admitted to Qena on Tuesday, with high fever and cough after exposure to dead birds suspected of being infected with bird flu.

            He said that as soon as the suspicion of being infected with the disease were given the drug Tamiflu, a stable and satisfactory condition.

            The Health Department warned of complacency in the implementation of the plan to combat bird flu.

            Said Dr. Hatem el-Gabali, Minister of Health and Population that while the international organizations in Egypt in all its experience to face the bird flu under control, this does not mean we have eliminated the disease, which is still in its strength and fear it could mutate and spread from human to human and human pandemic occur here, which may take the lives of millions of people and caused economic losses estimated Baltreionat of dollars.

            He stressed the need for caution mountain addressing all segments of Egyptian society, particularly those dealing directly with the live birds, and that does not call for the prevention of breeding birds at home it is a source of income for the Egyptian family, especially in rural areas, but follow the instructions call for sound health in dealing with birds.

            The mountain has been confirmed that the mortality rate among infected humans in Egypt are still lower than the ratios in the world amounted to about 41% against 60% of the global rate.

            As the Ministry of Health in Egypt since its outbreak in Egypt to declare any casualties on confirmation of positive results when tested by the Ministry's central labs .. It also emphasizes that it is dealing with the issue of avian influenza in all transparent and explicitly does not hide any information.

            http://www.masrawy.com/News/Egypt/Po...e.aspx?ref=rss

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            • Re: Egypt - Human Confirmed/Suspected Bird Flu Cases, Feb 8, 2009+

              Egyptian girl contracts bird flu - WHO
              27 Mar 2009 08:33:59 GMT
              <!-- 27 Mar 2009 08:33:59 GMT ## for search indexer, do not remove --> Source: Reuters

              <!-- AN5.0 article title end --> <script language="JavaScript" src="http://www.alertnet.org/bin/js/article.js"></script> <input value="13" name="CurrentSize" id="CurrentSize" type="hidden"> <!-- Egyptian girl contracts bird flu - WHO --> <!-- Reuters --> CAIRO, March 27 (Reuters) - A 30-month old Egyptian girl has contracted the bird flu virus, bringing the number of avian flu cases in the country to 60, a World Health Organisation spokesman said on Friday. The girl, from the southern Egyptian province of Qena, was taken to a hospital after showing symptoms of fever on Monday, the WHO spokesman told Reuters. Egypt is one of the few countries affected by bird flu that does not compensate farmers when poultry is destroyed, though many experts say this is the best way to ensure rapid detection of new outbreaks. Twenty-three Egyptians have died after contracting the virus, with many of the reported cases involving domestic poultry which some 5 million households depend on as a main source of food and income. Since 2003, the H5N1 avian influenza virus has infected at least 410 people in 15 countries and killed 254 of them. It has killed or forced the culling of more than 300 million birds in 61 countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. While H5N1 rarely infects people, experts fear it could mutate into a form that people could easily pass to one another, sparking a pandemic that could kill millions. (Reporting by Will Rasmussen; writing by Alastair Sharp)

              http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/LR125059.htm

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              • Re: Egypt - Human Confirmed/Suspected Bird Flu Cases, Feb 8, 2009+

                Updated map

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

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                • Re: Egypt - Human Confirmed/Suspected Bird Flu Cases, Feb 8, 2009+

                  Commentary

                  http://www.recombinomics.com/News/03...Toddler_9.html

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                  • Re: Egypt - Human Confirmed/Suspected Bird Flu Cases, Feb 8, 2009+

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                    Another H5N1 Confirmed Toddler in Egypt

                    Recombinomics Commentary 13:40
                    March 27, 2009

                    bird flu was confirmed on Thursday night to a girl named Israa Said Shafi at the age of two years and six months of Nejj Abushok Center Dandara governorate of Qena.

                    onset of symptoms, they were on Monday, entered the hospital admitted to Qena on Tuesday, with high fever and cough after exposure to dead birds suspected of being infected with bird flu.

                    Her condition was described as stable after she given the required medications.

                    The above comments describe another H5N1 confirmed toddler in Egypt (see updated map) that appears to be mild. Although this is the ninth confirmed case in 2009, none have died. Most appear to be mild, and pneumonia is not indicated. The prior case was symptomatic for four days.

                    These mild cases are similar to reports in the spring of 2007, when 16/17 cases recovered. However, the case fatality rate last year, and cases in late 2006 / early 2007 was high, suggesting the mild cases were due in part to the sequence of the H5N1. Sequences from this season have not been released, but in 2007 the vast majority of the recovered cases were infected with H5N1 with a Mongolian cleavage site or a 3 BP deletion.

                    This year, 8 of the 9 cases were between 1 ? and 2 ? years of age, raising concern that H5N1 are more widespread and infections of other age groups are not reported because these milder cases are not tested.

                    Release of sequences from patients and poultry this season would be useful.

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                    "The next major advancement in the health of American people will be determined by what the individual is willing to do for himself"-- John Knowles, Former President of the Rockefeller Foundation

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                    • Re: Egypt - Human Confirmed/Suspected Bird Flu Cases, Feb 8, 2009+

                      .....suggesting the mild cases were due in part to the sequence of the H5N1. Sequences from this season have not been released, but in 2007 the vast majority of the recovered cases were infected with H5N1 with a Mongolian cleavage site or a 3 BP deletion.
                      Why is the Mongolian sequence mild?

                      Taken from June 12, 2007 Recombinomics commentary here......

                      The confirmation of mild cases raised concerns, because such cases would be easily missed.
                      This rapid reversion raises concerns that the evolution of the H5N1 linked to mild cases may become more virulent.
                      ...raises concerns that the number of H5N1 cases may be significantly higher than indicated in the confirmed totals.
                      See also here.


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                      "The next major advancement in the health of American people will be determined by what the individual is willing to do for himself"-- John Knowles, Former President of the Rockefeller Foundation

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                      • Re: Egypt - Human Confirmed/Suspected Bird Flu Cases, Feb 8, 2009+

                        The first fatal H5N1 Case in 2009

                        45 days old ?Basmallah" Mohamed Rabi?? died yesterday in the Fayoum general hospital because of H5N1, the baby girl could not be rescued especially that she was admitted to the hospital 24 hours before her death.

                        The poor baby had a very weak immunity system compared to the virus. It could not resist it

                        Already I wonder how the hell this little baby contacted infect poultry !!! Did her mother carry her around the house or what ??

                        May God give strength to her parents and family.

                        Basmallah was No. 61 I believe among the human infection case and No.24 in the death toll in Egypt.

                        I hope Basmallah would be the last fatal case in Egypt.

                        There are several suspicion cases across the country announced from this week but without confirmation of their infection and this is why I do not publish any news.

                        New hot spots are discovered mainly in Delta on a regular basis now.

                        http://egyptianchronicles.blogspot.com/
                        ?Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights ? that must be our call to arms"
                        Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

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                        • Re: Egypt - Human Confirmed/Suspected Bird Flu Cases, Feb 8, 2009+

                          Originally posted by AlaskaDenise View Post
                          Why is the Mongolian sequence mild?

                          Taken from June 12, 2007 Recombinomics commentary here......





                          See also here.


                          .
                          The cleavage site can affect tissue tropism and limit spread. The mild cases in Vietnam in 2005 also had an altered cleavage site,

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                          • Re: Egypt - Human Confirmed/Suspected Bird Flu Cases, Feb 8, 2009+

                            Originally posted by Dutchy View Post
                            The first fatal H5N1 Case in 2009

                            45 days old ?Basmallah" Mohamed Rabi?? died yesterday in the Fayoum general hospital because of H5N1, the baby girl could not be rescued especially that she was admitted to the hospital 24 hours before her death.

                            The poor baby had a very weak immunity system compared to the virus. It could not resist it

                            Already I wonder how the hell this little baby contacted infect poultry !!! Did her mother carry her around the house or what ??

                            May God give strength to her parents and family.

                            Basmallah was No. 61 I believe among the human infection case and No.24 in the death toll in Egypt.

                            I hope Basmallah would be the last fatal case in Egypt.

                            There are several suspicion cases across the country announced from this week but without confirmation of their infection and this is why I do not publish any news.

                            New hot spots are discovered mainly in Delta on a regular basis now.

                            http://egyptianchronicles.blogspot.com/

                            Like the two cases in Cairo which were not confirmed, there is no link or source confirming the above fatality.

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                            • Re: Egypt - Human Confirmed/Suspected Bird Flu Cases, Feb 8, 2009+

                              Originally posted by niman View Post
                              Like the two cases in Cairo which were not confirmed, there is no link or source confirming the above fatality.
                              Yes, handle with care.
                              ?Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights ? that must be our call to arms"
                              Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

                              ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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                              • Re: Egypt - Human Confirmed/Suspected Bird Flu Cases, Feb 8, 2009+

                                Snip from almasry-alyoum.com

                                In Fayoum, Dr. Hussein Sophie Abutaleb, Under-Secretary, Ministry of Health, the death of the girl child بسملة Mohammed ?45 days? Tamiflu drug in a hospital after being transferred from the hospital yesterday evening fevers Fayyoum I, on suspicion of being infected with the disease, explaining that he had been sampled and sent to central laboratories, but they died before the results of the analysis, pointing out that the samples were withdrawn from her family as a precaution.

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

                                credits Helblindi
                                ?Addressing chronic disease is an issue of human rights ? that must be our call to arms"
                                Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief The Lancet

                                ~~~~ Twitter:@GertvanderHoek ~~~ GertvanderHoek@gmail.com ~~~

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