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  • Egypt - Confirmed H5N1 in Humans April 15, 2009 - May 18, 2009

    Previous Suspect and Confirmed Human Cases thread:

    http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=99045




    Egypt woman critically ill with bird flu




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    AFP/File – Chicken sit in a farm near Jamasa, Egypt.
    A 33-year-old woman has contracted bird flu, the 64th recorded …

    CAIRO (AFP) – A 33-year-old woman has contracted bird flu, the 64th recorded case since the first outbreak of the disease in Egypt in 2006, the health ministry announced on Wednesday.
    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 first showed symptoms of the 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 for an investigation into why many of the victims have been young children.
    Twenty-three 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, 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 first 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.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090415...egypthealthflu
    Last edited by Sally Furniss; April 22, 2009, 03:42 PM. Reason: added link to previous thread

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

    Source: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp...MzCStkMsh-Iz8w

    Egypt woman critically ill with bird flu

    1 hour ago

    CAIRO (AFP) — A 33-year-old woman has contracted bird flu, the 64th recorded case since the first outbreak of the disease in Egypt in 2006, the health ministry announced on Wednesday.

    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 first showed symptoms of the 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 for an investigation into why many of the victims have been young children.

    Twenty-three 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, 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 first 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.

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    • #3
      Re: Confirmed H5N1 Egypt

      Woman In Egypt Critically Ill With Bird Flu




      CAIRO (AFP)--A 33-year-old woman has contracted bird flu, the 64th recorded case since the first outbreak of the disease in Egypt in 2006, the Health Ministry announced Wednesday.
      The woman from Kafr el-Sheikh province in northern Egypt is in critical condition and on an artificial respirator, state-run news agency MENA quoted a ministry official as saying.
      She first showed symptoms of the 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 Organization called last month for an investigation into why many of the victims have been young children.
      Twenty-three 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, 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 first 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.


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        Re: Confirmed H5N1 Egypt

        Egyptian woman contracts bird flu - agency
        15 Apr 2009 18:47:02 GMT
        Source: Reuters
        CAIRO, April 15 (Reuters) - A 33-year-old Egyptian woman has contracted the highly pathogenic bird flu virus, the fourth case this month, Egyptian state news agency MENA said on Wednesday.
        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 April 7 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 Organisation said this month 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. (Writing by Will Rasmussen; editing by Robert Woodward)

        http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/LF613534.htm

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          Re: Confirmed H5N1 Egypt

          [WARNING: Google Raw Machine Translation from Arabic to English. To see original article, follow this link: http://www.kuna.net.kw/NewsAgenciesP...58&Language=ar - EDITED.]

          Egyptian Ministry of Health announces the injury of 64 bird flu

          Health 15/04/2009 09:03:00 PM

          Cairo - 15-4 (KUNA) -

          The Ministry of Health and Population in Egypt has a number of human infection with bird flu, 64 of a woman, aged 33 years of Kafr Al-Sheikh, described the situation "critical."

          The official spokesman of the Ministry of Health and Population Dr. Abdul Rahman Shaheen said in a statement Monday that affected the impact of the hospital into the high temperature and respiratory failure following exposure to dead birds suspected to be infected.

          Shaheen added that once the suspicion of the disease were given the drug "Tamiflu", and placed on a ventilator.

          (End) n and t / b u t KUNA 152103 Apr 09 GMT
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          [Arabic]

          وزارة الصحة المصرية تعلن عن الاصابة ال64 بمرض انفلونزا الطيور
          الصحة 15/04/2009 09:03:00 م

          القاهرة - 15 - 4 (كونا) - أعلنت وزارة الصحة والسكان في مصر عن حدوث الاصابة البشرية رقم 64 بمرض انفلونزا الطيور لسيدة تبلغ من العمر 33 سنة من محافظة كفر الشيخ وصفت حالتها "بالحرجة".
          واوضح المتحدث الرسمى لوزارة الصحة والسكان الدكتور عبدالرحمن شاهين في تصريح صحافي اليوم ان المصابة دخلت المستشفى أثر ارتفاع في درجة الحرارة وفشل في التنفس عقب تعرضها لطيور نافقة يشتبه في اصابتها بالمرض.
          واضاف شاهين أنه فور الاشتباه في الاصابة بالمرض تم اعطاؤها عقار "التاميفلو" ووضعها على جهاز التنفس الصناعي. (النهاية) ن و ر / ب ش ر كونا152103 جمت ابر 09
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          • #6
            Re: Egypt - Confirmed H5N1 in Humans April 15, 2009 +

            Egyptian woman contracts bird flu, nat''l tally tops 64
            Health 4/15/2009 10:20:00 PM
            CAIRO, April 15 (KUNA) -- A 33-year-old woman has contracted the fatal bird flu virus, the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population announced on Wednesday.
            The new victim has been admitted to a hospital in Kafr El-Sheikh governorate, north Cairo, with apparent symptoms of the H5N1 avian flu virus, spokesman of the ministry Dr. Abulrahman Shahin told reporters.
            She was suffering from very high temperature and acute breathing problems, Shahin said, described the case as life-threatening. She has been immediately helped with an artificial respiration.
            The woman was reportedly contacted birds killed by the animal strain of the virus, so she has been is being treated with the antiviral drug Tamiflu, Dr. Shahin added.
            The case pushed the number of people who contracted the virus to 64 so far.
            Since its first emergency in 2003, the virus has infected at least 410 people in 15 countries and killed 254 of them. It has forced the culling of more than 300 million birds in 61 countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. (end) nwr.gb KUNA 152220 Apr 09NNNN http://www.kuna.net.kw/NewsAgenciesP...83&Language=en

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            • #7
              Re: Egypt - Confirmed H5N1 in Humans April 15, 2009 +

              Updated map

              http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...e348b3163bbe59

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              • #8
                Re: Egypt - Confirmed H5N1 in Humans April 15, 2009 +

                No. 64 the incidence of bird flu in Kafr Sheikh


                أكد الدكتور عبدالرحمن شاهين المتحدث الرسمى لوزارة الصحة الأربعاء الاصابة البشرية رقم 64 بمرض انفلونزا الطيور لسيدة تدعى سعدية أحمد عبداللطيف حامد وتبلغ من العمر 33 سنة من قلين بمحافظة كفر الشيخ.

                Dr. Abdel Rahman Shahin, official spokesman of the Ministry of Health Wednesday, No. 64 of human infection with bird flu, a woman named Saadia Ahmed Abdel Latif Al-Hamed, a 33-year-old Kulain province of Kafr el-Sheikh.


                وقال شاهين إن بداية ظهور الأعراض على المصابة كانت يوم 7 من الشهر الجارى ، دخلت على أثرها

                Sahin said that the onset of symptoms on day 7 were affected by this month, entered on the impact

                الأربعاء مستشفى حميات كفر الشيخ وهى تعانى من إرتفاع فى درجة الحرارة وفشل فى التنفس عقب تعرضها لطيور نافقة يشتبه فى إصابتها بمرض انفلونزا الطيور.

                Wednesday, Kafr El-Sheikh hospital fevers with a high temperature and respiratory failure following exposure to dead birds suspected of being infected with bird flu.

                ولفت شاهين أنه فور الاشتباه فى إصابتها بالمرض ، تم إعطاؤها عقار التاميفلو وحالتها الصحية حرجة وهى الآن على جهاز التنفس الصناعى.

                He noted that Shaheen once the suspicion of being infected with the disease, were given the drug Tamiflu and the critical condition of health is now on a ventilator.


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

                  Cairo, the other 19 spring 1430 Hijri April 15, 2009 WAS

                  The Ministry of Health in Egypt the discovery of human infection No. 64 of bird flu, an Egyptian woman, aged 33 years from the Center for Kulain province of Kafr el-Sheikh.

                  A spokesman for the Egyptian Ministry of Health, Dr. Abdel-Rahman Shahin said in a statement today that the onset of symptoms were infected on the seventh of this month, so the impact on the hospital today because of suffering from fever and respiratory failure following exposure to dead birds suspected of having bird flu birds.

                  Shaheen said that as soon as the suspicion of having the disease, Ms. Egyptian was given a drug / Tamiflu / He pointed out that the critical condition of health.

                  http://www.spa.gov.sa/details.php?id=655049


                  القاهرة 19 ربيع الآخر 1430هـ الموافق 15 ابريل 2009م واس

                  أعلنت وزارة الصحة المصرية عن اكتشاف الإصابة البشرية رقم 64 بمرض أنفلونزا الطيور لسيدة مصرية تبلغ من العمر 33 سنة من مركز قلين بمحافظة كفر الشيخ.
                  وقال المتحدث باسم وزارة الصحة المصرية الدكتور عبد الرحمن شاهين في تصريح له اليوم إن بداية ظهور الأعراض على المصابة كانت في السابع من الشهر الجاري فدخلت على أثرها اليوم المستشفى بسبب معاناتها من ارتفاع في درجة الحرارة وفشل في التنفس عقب تعرضها لطيور نافقة يشتبه في إصابتها بمرض أنفلونزا الطيور.
                  وأوضح شاهين أنه فور الاشتباه في إصابته السيدة المصرية بالمرض تم إعطاؤها عقار / التاميفلو / مشيرا إلى أن حالتها الصحية حرجة.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Egypt - Confirmed H5N1 in Humans April 15, 2009 +

                    Suspect cases in Kulain a year ago

                    http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...&postcount=139

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                    • #11
                      Re: Egypt - Confirmed H5N1 in Humans April 15, 2009 +

                      Updated map

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

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                      • #12
                        Re: Egypt - Confirmed H5N1 in Humans April 15, 2009 +

                        Latest confirmed case appears to be about 20 miles from Beheira cousins

                        http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...8,1.658936&z=9

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                        • #13
                          Re: Egypt - Confirmed H5N1 in Humans April 15, 2009 +

                          Originally posted by niman View Post
                          Latest confirmed case appears to be about 20 miles from Beheira cousins

                          http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...8,1.658936&z=9
                          While Egypt ranks 124th in population density per square kilometer (km) among the countries of the world, much of the country away from the Nile River has a very low population density. The Nile Delta where many human H5N1 cases have occurred is only 160 km in length with a maximum width of 240 km. That is only 100 miles long by a maximum of 150 miles wide. According to Wikipedia, half of the population of <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Egypt</st1:place></st1:country-region>, about 38 million people, live in the Nile Delta region. In the delta region the population density outside of the major cities in this region is estimated at about 1000 people per sq km or about 2500+ people per sq mi. That makes the Nile Delta area one of the most densely populated areas in the world. Any increases in the human transmissibility of H5N1 virus in this area would be devastating.
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                          http://novel-infectious-diseases.blogspot.com/

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                          • #14
                            Re: Egypt - Confirmed H5N1 in Humans April 15, 2009 +

                            From SAIDR; fast testresult .


                            RECENT CASES:


                            Date of report: 15 April 2009

                            Governorate: Kafr el Sheikh

                            District: Kellin

                            Event summary: Woman, age 33, began experiencing symptoms of fever and cough on April 7. She was admitted to Kafr el Sheikh Fever Hospital on April 15 and received Tamiflu the same day.

                            Infection with avian influenza was confirmed April 15. Her family reported close contact with sick and dead poultry. She was reported in a vey critical condition under artificial ventilation on April 15.

                            The MOHP reported this was the 64th case of highly pathogenic avian influenza in Egypt.

                            Source of report:

                            Amr Kandeel, Undersecretary for preventative affairs, MOHP
                            Samir Refaie, Head of Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, MOHP

                            http://www.saidr.org/en/humans.php#150409
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                              Re: Egypt - Confirmed H5N1 in Humans April 15, 2009 +

                              Updated map

                              http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...9,1.658936&z=9

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