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Egypt - WHO announces 3 new human H5N1 bird flu cases - July 19, 2016

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  • Egypt - WHO announces 3 new human H5N1 bird flu cases - July 19, 2016

    hat tip Lisa Schnirring for the tip


    Influenza at the human-animal interface Summary and assessment, 13 June to 19 July 2016


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    Current situation:

    Since the last update3 , three new laboratory-confirmed human cases of avian influenza A(H5N1) virus infection were reported to WHO.

    A 2-year-old male resident of Cairo Governorate, Egypt, had onset of influenza-like illness (ILI) symptoms on 30 May 2016, and a sample collected as part of ILI surveillance tested positive for influenza A(H5N1). The case was hospitalized, treated with antivirals for pneumonia and recovered. Prior to his illness, the case had visited a family member who raised birds.

    In addition, a 30-year-old woman from Menia Governorate had onset of illness on 11 June and

    an 8- year-old girl from Cairo Governorate had onset of illness on 18 June. Both cases had exposure to poultry or poultry-related environments prior to illness, were hospitalized with pneumonia, received antiviral therapy and have recovered. Investigation and follow up of contacts of the three cases took place for 14 days with no further cases reported. Avian influenza A(H5N1) viruses are enzootic in poultry in Egypt.

    http://www.who.int/influenza/human_a..._2016.pdf?ua=1
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