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    WHO - Avian influenza - situation in Egypt - update 34

    [Source: World Health Organization, <cite cite="http://www.who.int/csr/don/_2010_04_09/en/index.html">WHO | Avian influenza - situation in Egypt - update 34</cite>. Edited.]

    Avian influenza - situation in Egypt - update 34

    9 April 2010


    The Ministry of Health of Egypt has announced a new human cases of A(H5N1) avian influenza infection.

    The case is a 18 year-old female from Etsa district, Fayoum Governorate. She was admitted to hospital on 31 March where she received oseltamivir treatment. She died on 4 April.

    Investigations into the source of infection indicated that the case had exposure to sick and dead poultry.

    The case was confirmed by the Egyptian Central Public Health Laboratories, a National Influenza Center of the WHO Global Influenza Surveillance Network (GISN).

    Of the 109 laboratory confirmed cases of Avian influenza A(H5N1) reported in Egypt, 34 have been fatal.
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