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  • #31
    Re: Egypt - Confirmed H5N1 in Humans April 15, 2009 +

    Originally posted by Laidback Al View Post
    "Lawn" (<style>BODY { FONT-FAMILY:Verdana; FONT-SIZE:10pt } P { FONT-FAMILY:Verdana; FONT-SIZE:10pt } DIV { FONT-FAMILY:Verdana; FONT-SIZE:10pt } TD { FONT-FAMILY:Verdana; FONT-SIZE:10pt } </style><basefont face="Verdana" size="2">المرج) one of the ten neighborhoods or districts in the eastern region of Cairo.
    Map with hot links at: http://www.cairo.gov.eg/C7/areas/default.aspx
    Another post above cites the woman as coming from El-Marg. These reports suggest that woman lived within a couple of miles of the Cairo International Airport.
    http://novel-infectious-diseases.blogspot.com/

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    • #32
      Re: Egypt - Confirmed H5N1 in Humans April 15, 2009 +

      Latest case a few miles from 6M

      http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?sourc...,0.499878&z=11

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      • #33
        Re: Egypt - Confirmed H5N1 in Humans April 15, 2009 +

        Looks like 6M and 25F also went to same hospital (or same hospital complex) in Cairo. 6M went to Ain Shams University, while 25F went to Demerdash.

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        • #34
          Re: Egypt - Confirmed H5N1 in Humans April 15, 2009 +

          Updated map

          http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?sourc...49939&t=h&z=12

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          • #35
            Re: Egypt - Confirmed H5N1 in Humans April 15, 2009 +

            AVIAN INFLUENZA, HUMAN (74): EGYPT, 64TH CASE SUSPECTED
            ************************************************** *****
            A ProMED-mail post
            <http://www.promedmail.org>
            ProMED-mail is a program of the
            International Society for Infectious Diseases
            <http://www.isid.org>

            [This report was scheduled for posting yesterday, 16 Apr
            2009. ProMED-mail apologizes for the delay in posting and any
            inconvenience this may have caused. - Mod.MPP]

            [1]
            Date: Wed 15 Apr 2009
            Source: Agence France-Presse report [edited]
            <http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090415/wl_africa_afp/egypthealthflu>


            Egypt woman critically ill with bird flu
            ----------------------------------------
            A 33-year-old woman has contracted bird flu, the 64th recorded case
            since the 1st outbreak of the disease in Egypt in 2006, the health
            ministry announced on Wednesday [15 Apr 2009]. The woman from the
            Kafr el-Sheikh province of northern Egypt is in critical condition
            and on an artificial respirator, state-run news agency MENA quoted a
            health ministry official as saying. She 1st showed symptoms of flu
            more than a week ago after being exposed to dead fowl thought to have
            been carrying the disease, the official said.

            Egypt has seen an increase in bird flu cases over the past month. The
            World Health Organisation (WHO) called last month [March 2009] for an
            investigation into why many of the victims have been young children.
            A total of 23 people have died of bird flu in Egypt. Most of the
            victims have been young girls or women, who are generally in charge
            of looking after poultry in rural areas.

            Egypt hosted an international conference on bird flu in October
            [2008], when Washington pledged an additional 320 million dollars to
            the fight against the disease amid fears it may yet escalate into a
            global pandemic. The H5N1 strain of the virus that is most dangerous
            to humans 1st emerged in Asia in 2003 and has since caused nearly 250
            deaths, according to WHO figures. Scientists fear that a mutation of
            the bird flu virus resulting in a strain easily transmitted among
            humans could create a pandemic, potentially affecting up to one-fifth
            of the world's population.

            --
            Communicated by:
            ProMED-mail
            <promed@promedmail.org>

            ******
            [2]
            Date: Wed 15 Apr 2009
            Source: Reuters News [edited]
            <http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSTRE53E6CI20090415>


            Egyptian woman contracts bird flu
            ---------------------------------
            A 33-year-old Egyptian woman has contracted the highly pathogenic
            bird flu virus, the 4th case this month [April 2009], Egyptian state
            news agency MENA said Wednesday [15 Apr 2009]. MENA said the woman
            came from the northern province of Kafr el-Sheikh. Her case brings to
            64 the number of confirmed cases of the H5N1 avian flu virus in
            Egypt, which has been hit harder by bird flu than any other country
            outside Asia. Health Ministry spokesman Abdel Rahman Shahine said the
            woman had started to show symptoms on 7 Apr 2009 after coming into
            contact with dead birds.

            While H5N1 rarely infects people, experts say they fear it could
            mutate into a form that people could easily pass to one another,
            sparking a pandemic that could kill millions. Since 2003 the H5N1
            avian influenza virus has infected at least 411 people in 15
            countries and killed 254. It has killed or forced the culling of more
            than 300 million birds in 61 countries in Asia, the Middle East,
            Africa and Europe.

            Some 23 Egyptians have died after contracting the virus. Most came
            into contact with infected domestic birds in a country where roughly
            5 million households depend on domestically raised poultry as a
            significant source of food and income. The World Health Organization
            has said that it was concerned some Egyptians may carry the bird flu
            virus without showing symptoms, which could give it more of a chance
            to mutate to a strain that spreads easily among humans.

            [Byline: Will Rasmussen]

            --
            Communicated by:
            ProMED-mail Rapporteur Mary Marshall

            [If confirmed this case and the 59th case (a 38-year-old woman in the
            governorate of Assiut) will be the only adult cases among the 12
            reported in Egypt since the beginning of 2009.

            A map of the governorates of Egypt can be accessed at
            <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Governorates_of_Egypt>. The governorate
            [province] of Kafr el-Sheikh is located at 13 on this map. The
            HealthMap/ProMED-mail interactive map of Egypt is available at
            <http://healthmap.org/r/008G>. - Mod.CP]

            [see also:
            Avian influenza, human (73): Egypt, virulence 20090413.1411
            Avian influenza, human (72): Egypt, virulence 20090412.1403
            Avian influenza, human (71): Egypt, Viet Nam, WHO 20090408.1359
            Avian influenza, human (70): Egypt (QL), 63rd case 20090406.1336
            Avian influenza, human (69): Egypt (BH) 62nd case 20090404.1299
            Avian influenza, human (66): Egypt (BH) 20090402.1271
            Avian influenza, human (59): Viet Nam (ST) NOT 20090325.1162
            Avian influenza, human (56): Viet Nam (DT) NOT, (ST) susp. 20090321.1128
            Avian influenza, human (55): Egypt (AT), Viet Nam (DT) 20090320.1118
            2006
            ----
            Avian influenza (208): NS1 virulence determinant 20061106.3183]
            ....................cp/ejp/mpp

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            • #36
              Re: Egypt - Confirmed H5N1 in Humans April 15, 2009 +

              AVIAN INFLUENZA, HUMAN (75): EGYPT, 64TH CASE CONFIRMED
              ************************************************** *****
              A ProMED-mail post
              <http://www.promedmail.org>
              ProMED-mail is a program of the
              International Society for Infectious Diseases
              <http://www.isid.org>

              Date: Fri 17 Apr 2009
              Source: World Health Organisation (WHO), EPR, Disease Outnreak News [edited]
              <http://www.who.int/csr/don/2009_04_17/en/index.html>


              Avian influenza situation in Egypt - WHO Update 11
              --------------------------------------------------
              The Ministry of Health of Egypt has reported a new confirmed human
              case of avian influenza. The patient is a 33-year-old female from
              Kellin district, Kfr El Sheikh Governorate. Her symptoms began on 7
              Apr 2009 and she was hospitalized at Kfr El Sheikh Fever Hospital on
              15 Apr 2009 where she was started on oseltamivir the same day. She is
              in a critical condition.

              Infection with H5N1 avian influenza was confirmed by the Egyptian
              Central Public Health Laboratory on 15 Apr 2009. Investigations into
              the source of her infection indicate a history of close contact with
              dead and sick poultry prior to becoming ill.

              Of the 64 cases confirmed to date in Egypt, 23 have been fatal.

              --
              Communicated by:
              ProMED-mail Rapporteur Marianne Hopp

              [This the WHO official confirmation of the 64th case of avian H5N1
              influenza reported previously as a suspected case in ProMED-mail
              posted 16 Apr 2009 as "Avian influenza, human (74): Egypt 64th case
              susp. 20090417.1463" (due to technical difficulties, this posting on
              the suspected case was not posted until today, 17 Apr 2009 - Mod.MPP)

              A map of the governorates of Egypt can be accessed at
              <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Governorates_of_Egypt>. The governorate
              [province] of Kafr el-Sheikh is located at 13 on this map. - Mod.CP]

              [see also:
              Avian influenza, human (74): Egypt, 64th case susp. to be archived
              Avian influenza, human (73): Egypt, virulence 20090413.1411
              Avian influenza, human (72): Egypt, virulence 20090412.1403
              Avian influenza, human (71): Egypt, Viet Nam, WHO 20090408.1359
              Avian influenza, human (70): Egypt (QL), 63rd case 20090406.1336
              Avian influenza, human (69): Egypt (BH) 62nd case 20090404.1299
              Avian influenza, human (66): Egypt (BH) 20090402.1271]
              ...........................cp/ejp/mpp

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              • #37
                Re: Egypt - Confirmed H5N1 in Humans April 15, 2009 +

                Originally posted by Florida1 View Post
                Interesting. Usually when additional facts are obtained the news agencies start to update the original report with a notation. i.e. "Update 1"
                It actually says "infected birds" instead of sick or dying birds. There are no reported "infected" birds in that area of Cairo.

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                • #38
                  Re: Egypt - Confirmed H5N1 in Humans April 15, 2009 +

                  Commentary

                  http://www.recombinomics.com/News/04...rel="nofollow"

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                  • #39
                    Re: Egypt - Confirmed H5N1 in Humans April 15, 2009 +

                    perhaps they mean Birds, as its the nickname for women........

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                    • #40
                      Re: Egypt - Confirmed H5N1 in Humans April 15, 2009 +

                      Originally posted by vinny View Post
                      perhaps they mean Birds, as its the nickname for women........
                      6M is male.

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                      • #41
                        Re: Egypt Human Suspected/Confirmed Cases April 9, 2009 +

                        Egypt: Press release of the Ministry of Health about bird flu human infection No. 65.
                        Press release of the Ministry of Health about bird flu human infection No. 65

                        On Friday 17/4/2009 the bird flu human infection No. 65 was confirmed.


                        The infection was for Hedeya Salah Ragab, aged 25 years, from Al-Marg area, Cairo governorate.

                        She showed symptoms of infection on 6/4/2009. She was admitted to Ain Shams University Hospital on 11/4/2009.

                        She was suffering from high fever and difficulty in breath after being exposed to dead birds suspected of being infected with bird flu.

                        The patient was pregnant in the 33rd week.
                        She has been given the antiviral vaccine Tamiflu as soon as she was suspected of being infected with the disease.

                        She is on the life-support system and her health condition is critical.
                        -
                        <cite cite="http://birdflu.sis.gov.eg/html/flu010231.htm">Bird Flu</cite>

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                        • #42
                          Re: Egypt Human Suspected/Confirmed Cases April 9, 2009 +

                          Originally posted by ironorehopper View Post
                          Egypt: Press release of the Ministry of Health about bird flu human infection No. 65.
                          Press release of the Ministry of Health about bird flu human infection No. 65

                          On Friday 17/4/2009 the bird flu human infection No. 65 was confirmed.


                          The infection was for Hedeya Salah Ragab, aged 25 years, from Al-Marg area, Cairo governorate.

                          She showed symptoms of infection on 6/4/2009. She was admitted to Ain Shams University Hospital on 11/4/2009.

                          She was suffering from high fever and difficulty in breath after being exposed to dead birds suspected of being infected with bird flu.



                          She has been given the antiviral vaccine Tamiflu as soon as she was suspected of being infected with the disease.

                          She is on the life-support system and her health condition is critical.
                          -
                          <cite cite="http://birdflu.sis.gov.eg/html/flu010231.htm">Bird Flu</cite>
                          25F is in same hospital as 6M. No coincidences required..

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                          • #43
                            Re: Egypt - Confirmed H5N1 in Humans April 15, 2009 +

                            It's noticeable the pregnancy status of the patient, since she's in critical condition; pregnancy seems to be linked to a poor illness outcome.

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                            • #44
                              Re: Egypt Human Suspected/Confirmed Cases April 9, 2009 +

                              Originally posted by niman View Post
                              25F is in same hospital as 6M. No coincidences required..
                              Do we have a list of Egyptian hospitals that are equiped to handle bird flu patients?
                              The salvage of human life ought to be placed above barter and exchange ~ Louis Harris, 1918

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                              • #45
                                Re: Egypt - Confirmed H5N1 in Humans April 15, 2009 +

                                Case's husband «64» with the bird flu virus to transfer calls «Abbasiyah» .. And the detention of a mother and her daughter on suspicion of SARS in the Western

                                Magdi Oboualainin, just dug 4-19-2009

                                Abutaleb student Ahmed Ismail, the husband of the No. 64 Saadia Ahmed Abdul Latif Hamid «33 years», declared that the Ministry of Health on the positive for bird flu, fevers transported from the hospital, Kafr El-Sheikh admitted to hospital in Abbasiyah, the lack of adequate hospital care, Kafr El-Sheikh - as he put it .

                                And demanded the intervention of the Minister of Health to achieve their desire for this requirement, to ensure more attention to his wife, and said that there was a dearth of oxygen cylinders in the hospital, because the measuring cylinder 13 only, and is used from 6 to 8 cylinders per day, and added: «the cylinder was over, the day before yesterday , and I had to rent a pickup truck on my account and go to the General Hospital of Kafr el-Sheikh for the replacement of the oxygen cylinder ».

                                He added that the wife had been improved and reached 46% oxygen and blood, but it dropped again to 35% due to lack of oxygen, to the detriment of their health, expressing concern about the lack of resources in the hospital, and non-operation of a blood gas testing, although so far brought Only four days ago.

                                And demanded the intervention of the Minister of Health for the lack of specialist care hospital fevers Kafr el-Sheikh, and blood testing device is disabled and was unable to technical operation, and that the patient is threatened with death for lack of hospital care.

                                In the West, the hospital admitted Tanta detained yesterday on suspicion of two new bird flu virus.

                                "Dr. Mahmoud Sheriff, Under-Secretary, Ministry of Health, the government, the case of a woman, aged« 23 years »and called Bushra Ahmed Moussa, Mohamed Salma Ngeltha« a year and a half », after the sense of shortness of breath, a flushed face and a very high temperature,

                                Have been detained in the place for such cases in the hospital, blood samples were taken and their melancholy hours, and sent to labs central Ministry of Health to show how they got sick or not.


                                http://www.almasry-alyoum.com/articl...ticleID=207724


                                زوج الحالة رقم «٦٤» المصابة بأنفلونزا الطيور يطالب بنقلها إلى «العباسية».. واحتجاز أم وابنتها للاشتباه فى إصابتهما فى الغربية

                                كتب مجدى أبوالعينين وعادل ضرة ١٩/ ٤/ ٢٠٠٩

                                طالب أحمد إسماعيل أبوطالب، زوج الحالة رقم ٦٤ سعدية أحمد عبداللطيف حامد «٣٣ سنة»، التى أعلنت وزارة الصحة عن إصابتها بمرض أنفلونزا الطيور، بنقلها من مستشفى حميات كفر الشيخ إلى مستشفى حميات العباسية، لعدم وجود الرعاية الكافية بمستشفى كفر الشيخ - على حد قوله.

                                وطالب بتدخل وزير الصحة لتحقيق رغبته فى هذا المطلب، لضمان عناية أكثر بزوجته، وقال إن هناك نقصاً شديداً فى أسطوانات الأكسجين بالمستشفى، لأن قوته ١٣ أسطوانة فقط، ويتم استخدام من ٦ إلى ٨ أسطوانات يومياً، وأضاف: «كانت الأسطوانات قد انتهت، أمس الأول، واضطررت لتأجير عربة نصف نقل على حسابى الخاص والتوجه إلى مستشفى كفر الشيخ العام لتبديل أسطوانة أكسجين».

                                وأضاف أن حالة زوجته كانت قد تحسنت ووصلت نسبة الأكسجين بالدم ٤٦٪، إلا أنها انخفضت مرة أخرى إلى ٣٥٪ بسبب نقص الأكسجين، مما يضر بصحتها، معرباً عن قلقه من نقص الإمكانات فى المستشفى، وعدم تشغيل جهاز فحص نسبة غازات الدم حتى الآن رغم إحضاره منذ أربعة أيام فقط.

                                وطالب بتدخل وزير الصحة لعدم وجود إخصائى عناية مركزة بمستشفى حميات كفر الشيخ، وأن جهاز فحص الدم معطل والفنى لم يستطع تشغيله، وأن المريضة مهددة بالوفاة لعدم وجود الرعاية بالمستشفى.

                                وفى الغربية، احتجز مستشفى حميات طنطا، أمس، حالتين جديدتين للاشتباه فى إصابتهما بمرض أنفلونزا الطيور.

                                وقال الدكتور شريف حمودة، وكيل وزارة الصحة بالمحافظة، إن الحالتين لسيدة تبلغ من العمر «٢٣ عاماً» وتدعى بشرى أحمد موسى، ونجلتها سلمى محمد «عام ونصف العام»، بعد شعورهما بضيق فى التنفس وإحمرار الوجه وارتفاع شديد فى درجة الحرارة،

                                وتم احتجازهما داخل المكان المخصص لمثل هذه الحالات فى المستشفى، وتم أخذ عينات دم ومسحة حلق منهما، وإرسالها للمعامل المركزية بوزارة الصحة لبيان مدى إصابتهما بالمرض من عدمها.

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