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    Egypt university dorm quarantined over H1N1 cases (AlertNet, edited)
    Egypt university dorm quarantined over H1N1 cases

    08 Jun 2009 08:40:18 GMT
    Source: Reuters
    By Cynthia Johnston
    CAIRO, June 8 (Reuters)


    Egypt has detected the H1N1 flu virus in two foreign students at the American University in Cairo and has put 140 more under quarantine in their Nile island dormitory, health and university officials said on Monday.


    Police wearing face masks stood guard at barriers outside the multi-storey dormitory in the upmarket island neighbourhood of Zamalek that houses mainly foreign students from Western and other Arab countries, and no one was allowed in or out.

    "There are two students who have confirmed positive H1N1 test results," university spokeswoman Rehab Saad El-Domiati said, adding that both infected students were American. "As a result, the dormitory has been quarantined for 24 hours."

    She said a third student had been hospitalised as a precaution with a fever. All the students living in the dormitory were being tested for the virus.

    Egypt, already hard hit by the much more deadly H5N1 bird flu virus, had detected its first H1N1 case last week in a 12-year-old American girl who arrived for a holidays in the most populous Arab country. The case was the first in Africa.

    The airborne H1N1 virus has now been diagnosed in more than 21,000 people worldwide, and has killed at least 125, mostly in Mexico, according to the World Health Organisation.

    Egypt, whose poultry industry was decimated by the arrival of bird flu in early 2006, fears another flu virus could spread quickly in a country where most of the roughly 76 million people live in the densely packed Nile Valley, many in crowded slums.

    Egypt had stepped up surveillance measures at the airport to try to prevent the arrival of the disease, including by installing thermal monitors that helped detect and swiftly isolate the country's first H1N1 case.

    But the American University students who tested positive for the virus were believed to have arrived in late May on two separate flights from the United States, casting doubt on whether Egypt's airport measures could detect all cases.

    "I am not really sure whether there are other cases we have missed or not because these cases were detected... a couple days after they entered the country," said Hassan al-Bushra, regional adviser for communicable disease surveillance at WHO.

    Egypt has reported 29 human cases of bird flu this year including a boy who tested positive on Sunday -- nearly four times the number reported in 2008.

    (Additional reporting by Ashraf Fahim in Cairo; Writing by Cynthia Johnston)
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    <cite cite="http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L8411491.htm">Reuters AlertNet - Egypt university dorm quarantined over H1N1 cases</cite>

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    Re: Egypt university dorm quarantined over H1N1 cases (AlertNet, edited)

    "There are two students who have confirmed positive H1N1 test results," university spokeswoman Rehab Saad El-Domiati said, adding that both infected students were American. "As a result, the dormitory has been quarantined for 24 hours."
    But the American University students who tested positive for the virus were believed to have arrived in late May on two separate flights from the United States.....
    Pretty odd. Last I knew it was June 8th.

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    • #3
      Re: Egypt university dorm quarantined over H1N1 cases (AlertNet, edited)

      Originally posted by Commonground View Post
      Pretty odd. Last I knew it was June 8th.
      The is a time gap between arrival, symptoms, testing, and test results.

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      • #4
        Re: Egypt university dorm quarantined over H1N1 cases (AlertNet, edited)

        2 swine flu cases at American University in Cairo
        1 hour ago
        CAIRO (AP) — The American University in Cairo says a dorm building housing foreigners is being quarantined for 24 hours after two American students were diagnosed with swine flu.
        Rehab Saad from the university's public relations office said Monday the two cases were discovered Sunday night along with a third suspected case. All three have been hospitalized.
        The dorm in the Zamalek area of Cairo houses about 100 students.
        It was not known where the students contracted the disease.
        Egypt announced its first confirmed swine flu case June 2 after an Egyptian-American girl arriving in the country tested positive.
        Egypt's government has come under criticism for its decision to slaughter the nation's pigs in response to the swine flu problem.

        http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...Tf9iAD98MC9S00

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        • #5
          Re: Egypt university dorm quarantined over H1N1 cases (AlertNet, edited)

          The dorm in the Zamalek area of Cairo houses about 100 students.
          Zamalek Residence

          ....The distance between the Zamalek residence and the new campus is about 45 minute drive to New Cairo. Shuttle buses run between the Zamalek residence and the main campus daily, every hour from 6am to 11pm....

          ...The residence is an 11-story building that houses both students and faculty....

          ...The 500-square meter ground floor is home to a computer room, small exercise gym, AUC bookstore, lounge, medical clinic and cafeteria...

          ...The five floors of the building feature the spacious student accommodations....

          http://www.aucegypt.edu/StudentLife/housing/oncampus/Pages/Zamalek%20Residence.aspx

          ETA:
          ...The Zamalek residence is located in one of downtown Cairo’s most popular residential districts - Zamalek. It is an island slightly northwest of central Cairo; an urban up-scale area with a large cosmopolitan population....

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          • #6
            Re: Egypt university dorm quarantined over H1N1 cases (AlertNet, edited)

            Egypt quarantines dorm after new flu cases


            Jun 08, 2009 at 09:44


            Two U.S. students at the American University in Cairo have been diagnosed with swine flu, the university said on Monday, with their dormitory under quarantine after a third suspected case was discovered.
            "There are two American students who came here on May 28 and the ministry of health has confirmed that they are sick with the A(H1N1) virus," university spokeswoman Rehab Saad told news agency AFP.
            The two students are being treated in hospital along with a third suspected infected American, Saad said, adding that their dormitory on the central Cairo island of Zamalek had been placed under quarantine.
            "The dorm of around 140 has been quarantined for 24 hours, the ministry of health is taking samples and the results are expected soon," Saad said.
            A 12-year-old girl who had travelled from the United States last week became Egypt and Africa's first case of swine flu.
            Egypt, the most populous Arab country, began a controversial cull of the country's estimated 250,000 pigs after initial reports of swine flu outbreaks in other countries.
            The World Health Organisation has said the drastic measure is not scientifically justified.
            Egyptian media have reported that more than 150,000 pigs have been culled so far, with many of them later buried in hazardous waste disposal sites.
            The authorities have stepped up measures to check travellers at airports for the virus, quarantining suspected cases in makeshift centres.
            Egypt is already battling bird flu, which has killed 27 people since it was first reported in 2006.
            In rural areas poultry are traditionally raised on rooftops, often in close proximity to young children, many of whom have become victims of the deadly H5N1 strain of avian influenza.

            http://business.maktoob.com/20090000...es/Article.htm

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            • #7
              Re: Egypt university dorm quarantined over H1N1 cases (AlertNet, edited)

              Egypt quarantines dorm after new flu cases

              Excerpt:

              Two U.S. students at the American University in Cairo have been diagnosed with swine flu, the university said on Monday, with their dormitory under quarantine after a third suspected case was discovered.

              "There are two American students who came here on May 28 and the ministry of health has confirmed that they are sick with the A(H1N1) virus," university spokeswoman Rehab Saad told news agency AFP.

              The two students are being treated in hospital along with a third suspected infected American, Saad said, adding that their dormitory on the central Cairo island of Zamalek had been placed under quarantine.

              "The dorm of around 140 has been quarantined for 24 hours, the ministry of health is taking samples and the results are expected soon," Saad said.

              -snip-
              http://business.maktoob.com/20090000...es/Article.htm

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              • #8
                Re: Egypt university dorm quarantined over H1N1 cases (AlertNet, edited)

                140 collage age students can directly interface daily with thousands of other people...I guess this will be the beginning of more reported cases within Egypt.

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                • #9
                  Re: Egypt university dorm quarantined over H1N1 cases (AlertNet, edited)

                  <TABLE class=lan18 border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="97%" align=center><TBODY><TR><TD class=hei22 height=25 vAlign=bottom>Egypt reports 2 more A/H1N1 flu cases
                  </TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff height=4></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="50%" align=center><TBODY><TR><TD height=8></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="97%" align=center><TBODY><TR><TD width="48%">www.chinaview.cn 2009-06-08 18:07:13</TD><TD class=hui12 width="26%" align=middle> </TD><TD class=hui12 width="12%" align=middle> Print</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="80%"><TBODY><TR><TD height=20></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE class=lt14 border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="97%" align=center><TBODY><TR><TD class=lt14>


                  CAIRO, June 8 (Xinhua) -- Egypt reported two more A/H1N1 flu cases at the American University in Cairo, bringing the number of cases of the novel influenza to three in the country, the World Health Organization (WHO)'s Cairo-based regional office said Monday.

                  "The two confirmed cases were reported this morning by Egyptian Health Ministry," said Dr. Hassan el-Boshra, adviser for communicable disease at WHO's Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean.
                  The two cases, both American students, were spotted on Sunday night at the university's dormitory in Zamalek island, Dr. Hassan said, adding that they have been quarantined and are in "good conditions" till now.
                  "It is still not clear where and how the students contracted the flu," he said.
                  On June 2, Egypt reported its first A/H1N1 influenza case, who was a 12-year-old Egyptian-American girl coming from the United States via Holland. Egypt, the most populous Arab country that has been hit hard by the fatal bird flu, decided in late April to cull all the pigs in the country to stem the highly infectious flu. According to the latest update by the WHO on Friday, 21,940 cases of A/H1N1 infection have been confirmed in 69 countries, including 125 deaths.

                  </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
                  http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/20...t_11509059.htm

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                  • #10
                    Re: Egypt university dorm quarantined over H1N1 cases (AlertNet, edited)

                    If you wish to edit any part of this information for any reason feel free to do so.

                    This email was circulated to the students of AUC earlier this morning. (I have removed the email addresses to prevent them from being spammed by harvesters)

                    From: Brian MacDougall
                    Date: Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 8:27 AM
                    Subject: H1N1 Flu
                    To:


                    Please be advised that overnight the Egyptian Ministry of Health confirmed positive H1N1 test results for two AUC students. These two students have been hospitalized and are receiving the necessary medical treatment. A third student was also hospitalized as a cautionary measure because she had a high fever, which is symptomatic of this flu.


                    These students are all residents of the Zamalek dormitory and as a result the dormitory has been quarantined for 24 hours. The Ministry of Health has obtained samples from all residents of the dormitory and those results are expected later today.

                    AUC's medical clinic is working closely with the Egyptian Miistry of Health to effectively manage this testing process and to provide the necessary care for all of our students.

                    This is all of the information available at this time; as we receive further information, it will be shared immediately with the AUC community.

                    --
                    Brian MacDougall
                    VP for Planning and Administration
                    The American University in Cairo
                    AUC Avenue, PO Box 74
                    New Cairo 11835, Egypt
                    Office Tel: +20-2-2615-2212

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                      Re: Egypt university dorm quarantined over H1N1 cases (AlertNet, edited)

                      Blog from inside:


                      Jack’s Cairo Chronicles


                      LOCKDOWN!!

                      Posted on Monday 8 June 2009

                      2 residents of the AUC Dorm have been diagnosed with swine flu. The building is locked down by the Ministry of Health. No one can enter, no one can leave.

                      We figured:

                      “bah, nobody enforces any rules in Egypt, we should be able to just stroll on out, we’re FACULTY. They wouldn’t DARE stop us.”

                      Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzt. The doors are locked and there are many men standing in front of the doors. They are very apologetic and look very sheepish, but “Mish mumkin”

                      Hopefully the quarantine will be lifted today around 6pm, pending tests.

                      We are supposed to fly to Dahab tomorrow.

                      If they do lift the quarantine, or we manage to go over the wall, we are headed to a friends apartment for the night. And then leave from there for the airport.

                      Insha’allah.

                      Update: we just got throat swabs (and not in a good way).

                      It was the doctors knocking on the door at 3:30AM.

                      Hopefully we will know more later today, but I am not optimistic.



                      http://www.cairochronicles.com/jack/?p=312
                      “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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                      • #12
                        Re: Egypt university dorm quarantined over H1N1 cases (AlertNet, edited)

                        looks like they closed the campus until next sunday. and the net has been expaned to include 234 which includes staff.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Egypt university dorm quarantined over H1N1 cases (AlertNet, edited)

                          Mountain: two cases of bird infected pigs Taatmathlan is expected to recover within two days they came out

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                          6/8/2009 9:06:00 PM
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                          القاهرة - محرر مصراوي - أكد الدكتور حاتم الجبلى وزير الصحة أن الحالتين المصابتين بفيروس "إتش 1 إن 1" المعروف بإنفلونزا الخنازير واللتين تم الإعلان عنهما فى وقت سابق الاثنين لطالب وطالبة أمريكيين قادمين من الولايات المتحدة للدراسة بالجامعة الأمريكية بالقاهرة ومقيمين بالسكن الخاص بالجامعة ، يتماثلان للشفاء ، ومن المنتظر خروجهما من المستشفى خلال يومين .



                          CAIRO - Editor Masrawy - Dr. Hatem el-Gabali, Minister of Health that the injured cases with "1 HP 1 that" known swine flu, which was announced earlier Monday for the U.S. male and female students from the United States to study the American University in Cairo and residents of private housing the university, similar ways of healing is expected out of the hospital in two days.
                          وقال الجبلى - فى مؤتمر صحفى عقده الإثنين - إنه تم على الفور اتخاذ كافة الإجراءات الإحترازية ، حيث تم وضع المبنى وجميع المقيمين بداخله تحت الحجر الصحى ومناظرة جميع الموجودين بالمبنى وعددهم 234 حالة ، وقياس درجات حرارتهم وأخذ مسحات من الحلق منهم جميعا وإرسالها إلى المعامل المركزية لفحصها .



                          He said the mountain - at a press conference Monday - that he was immediately to take all precautionary measures, where the situation of the building and all the residents inside under quarantine, and debate within the building and all the 234 cases, and measure the temperatures and took swabs from the throat of all of them and sent to the central laboratory for examination .
                          وأضاف الجبلى أنه تبين أثناء فحص المقيمين بالمبنى وجود أعراض ارتفاع فى درجة الحرارة واحتقان فى الحلق لطالبة أمريكية أخرى قادمة من نيويورك فى 3 يونيو الحالى ، وبسؤالها عن بداية الأعراض تبين ظهورها يوم 7 يونيو وبعد تحويلها إلى أحد المستشفيات بالقاهرة تم إعطاؤها عقار "التاميفلو" ، وجاءت نتيجة العينة "سلبية" من المعامل المركزية وهى تعالج الآن بالمستشفى .



                          The mountain has been found during the examination of residents of the building and in the presence of symptoms of high temperature and sore throat of the other American students arriving from New York in this June 3, and asking if they start showing symptoms appear on June 7 and converted to a hospital in Cairo were given the drug "Tamiflu", The result of the sample "negative" from the central laboratory is now handled by the hospital.
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                          الجبلي يعلن
                          Gabali announced

                          وتابع أن الحالة الأولى لطالب عمره 23 عاما ، قادم من ولاية نيوجيرسى عبر نيويورك ثم إلى لندن على الخطوط الجوية "بى إم أى" رحلة رقم 77 وصلت إلى القاهرة فى 28 مايو الماضى ، وبدأ ظهور الأعراض عليه يوم 5 يونيو الحالى ، وهو يعانى من ارتفاع فى درجة الحرارة واحتقان بالحلق وسعال ورشح ، وتم أخذ مسحة من الحلق يوم 6 يونيو وجاءت نتيجة الفحص المعملى "إيجابية" بالمعامل المركزية بوزارة الصحة وتم تأكيدها بمعامل "النامرو 3 " بالقاهرة .



                          He said the first case of a 23-year-old student, coming from the state of New Jersey via New York and then to London on the airline, "BMA" Flight 77 arrived in Cairo on May 28 last year, and began showing symptoms on 5 June, which is suffering from high temperature, sore throat, cough and running, were taken from the throat swab on June 6, and the result of the lab test "positive" factor has been the central Ministry of Health confirmed a factor, "Namro 3" in Cairo.

                          وقال الدكتور حاتم الجبلى وزير الصحة إن الحالة الثانية لطالبة عمرها 23 عاما قادمة من ولاية فلوريدا عبر نيويورك إلى القاهرة مباشرة على الخطوط الجوية "دلتا" الرحلة رقم 84 وصلت إلى القاهرة يوم 28 مايو الماضى ، وبدأ ظهور الأعراض عليها فى الخامس من يونيو ..



                          Said Dr. Hatem el-Gabali, Minister of Health that the second case of a 23-year-old student from Florida via New York to Cairo directly on the airlines, "Delta" Flight 84 arrived in Cairo on May 28 last, came the emergence of symptoms in the fifth of June ..
                          مشيرا إلى أن الحالة تعانى من ارتفاع فى درجة الحرارة واحتقان بالحلق وسعال .
                          He pointed out that the situation is suffering from high fever, sore throat and cough.
                          وأضاف الجبلى أنه تم أخذ مسحة من حلق الطالبة فى 6 يوينو ، وجاءت نتيجة الفحص المعملى بالمعامل المركزية بوزارة الصحة "إيجابية" وتم تأكيدها بمعامل "النامرو 3" بالقاهرة موضحا أنه تم تحويلها إلى أحد المستشفيات بالقاهرة لتلقى عقار "التاميفلو".



                          The mountain had been taking a streak of 6 hours a student in June, and the lab test result, the health ministry's central labs, "positive" and confirmed a factor of "3 Namro" in Cairo that he was transferred to a hospital in Cairo for the drug "Tamiflu".
                          وأشار الوزير إلى أنه تم اكتشاف الحالتين المصابتين أثناء متابعة القادمين من الدول التى ظهر بها المرض ، حيث تبين أثناء المناظرة ارتفاع درجة حرارة الحالتين ، وعلى الفور تم أخذ عينات منهما وجاءت نتيجة الفحص المعملى



                          The minister pointed out that the injured cases were detected during the follow-up from countries hit by the disease, as demonstrated during the corresponding high temperature cases, the samples were taken immediately and they were the result of lab test
                          "إيجابية" ..
                          "Positive" ..
                          لافتا إلى أن جميع الركاب على الطائرتين تم رصدهم وما إذا كان هناك انتشار للمرض بينهم أم لا خلال فترة حضانة المرض .



                          He pointed out that all the passengers on the planes have been monitored and whether there was any spread of the disease or not, including during the period of incubation.
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                          اكتشاف حالتين
                          The discovery of two cases

                          وأكد الجبلى أنه تم توعية جميع الموجودين بالمبنى بالمرض وطرق الوقاية منه وتوزيع النشرات للوقاية من المرض وتنظيف وتطهير جميع الأسطح والأرضيات بالمبنى تحت اشراف فريق من وزارة الصحة مع التنبيه بضرورة التهوية الجيدة للغرف بالمبنى ، إضافة إلى وضع جميع الموجودين بالمبنى تحت الترصد لمدة سبعة أيام .



                          The mountain had been aware of all those building and methods of disease prevention and distribution of brochures for the prevention of disease, cleaning, disinfecting all surfaces and floors the building under the supervision of a team from the Ministry of Health with the need to alert the good ventilation of the Chambers of the building, in addition to the status of all existing building under surveillance for a period of seven days.
                          وأشارإلى أنه سيتم متابعتهم يوميا من خلال تكليف فريق من القطاع الوقائى بالوزارة بالمبنى ومتابعة الموجودين على مدار 24 ساعة ..



                          Noting that the day will be followed by a team from the ministry building, preventive and follow-up within 24 hours ..
                          وأوضح أن الوضع الحالى لا يتطلب اتخاذ أى إجراء استثنائى .
                          He pointed out that the current situation does not require to take any extraordinary action.

                          تشديد اجراءات الحجر الصحي
                          Tightened quarantine
                          وأكد الدكتور حاتم الجبلى وزير الصحة أنه تم التشديد على الإجراءات الخاصة بالحجر الصحى بجميع منافذ الجمهورية " الجوية و البرية والبحرية " من خلال الفحص والترقب وعزل أى حالة مشتبه فى إصابتها معتبرا أن اكتشاف الحالتين المصابتين يعكس كفاءة أجهزة الترصد بوزارة الصحة ويؤكد على نجاح جهود التعاون بين كافة أجهزة الدولة للتصدى للمرض .



                          And Dr. Hatem el-Gabali, Minister of Health has been an emphasis on quarantine procedures for all ports Republic "air and land and sea" through examination of anticipation and isolate any suspected cases, saying that the discovery of cases reflects the efficiency of the injured organs of the Ministry of Health surveillance and underlines the success of cooperative efforts between all the state bodies to deal with the disease.
                          وشدد الجبلى على ضرورة الاستمرار فى إصدار بيان إعلامى يومى للوقوف على جهود المتابعة اليومية للفيروس موضحا أن الحالتين المصابتين قادمتين من ولايتين أمريكيتين مختلفتين واقامتهما كانت فى مكانين مختلفين .



                          The mountain on the need to continue to issue a media statement on efforts to determine the day-to-day follow-up of the virus, adding that the injured cases coming from two different Americas and their stay was in different places.

                          لا علاقة لهما بالطفلة الامريكية
                          Nothing to do with the girl child are the U.S.
                          وأشار إلى أنه لاتوجد أى علاقة بين الحالتين اللتين تم اكتشافهما الاثنين والطفلة الأمريكية التى تم عزلها وعلاجها الأسبوع الماضى مضيفا أن عدم اكتشاف الحالتين أثناء وصولهما مباشرة يرجع إلى أنه لم تظهر عليهما أي أعراض أثناء وصولهما ولكن الأعراض ظهرت بعد ذلك .



                          He pointed out that there is any relationship between the two cases were discovered Monday and the girl child of America, which was isolated and treated last week, adding that the lack of detection of cases during the arrival and directly due to the fact that they did not show any symptoms during their arrival, but the symptoms appeared after that.
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                          الجامعة الامريكية
                          American University

                          ولفت الجبلى إلى أنه تم أخذ عينات من جميع المقيمين بالمبنى وشملت 110 طلاب من عشر جنسيات مختلفة من أمريكا وآسيا وأوروبا ودول عربية، ومن جميع أساتذة الجامعة الأمريكية المقيمين فى مبنى الجامعة وجميع العاملين المصريين وعددهم 124 شخصا ، وبذلك يبلغ إجمالى عدد العينات التى تم أخذها لتحليلها بالمعامل المركزية 234 عينة لاتزال تحت الفحص المعملى .



                          He pointed out that the mountain has been taking samples from all residents of the building and included 110 students from ten different nationalities from America, Asia, Europe and Arab countries, university professors and all of America living in the building and all of the Egyptian people and the 124, bringing the total number of samples taken for analysis central labs, 234 samples are still under laboratory testing.
                          وأضاف الجبلى أنه تم وضع المبنى تحت الحجر الصحى لمتابعة العاملين فيه فترة حضانة المرض لمدة سبعة أيام حتى يتم التأكد من خلو جميع الموجودين من العدوى بالفحص المعملى والمتابعة اليومية لجميع الطلاب بالجامعة الأمريكية فى التجمع الخامس، وذلك بالتنسيق مع إدارة الجامعة ..



                          The mountain has been the situation of the building under quarantine for a period of follow-up to the employees of the incubation period of seven days to be sure that all of the infection within the laboratory examination and follow-up daily for all students at American University on Fifth Avenue, in coordination with the Department of the University ..
                          لافتا إلى أنه تم منح أجازة لجميع الطلبة والعاملين بالجامعة لمدة خمسة أيام اعتبارا من الاثنين وحتى الأحد القادم بتعليق الدراسة بالجامعة .



                          He pointed out that he was granted leave of absence for all students and university workers for five days from Monday until next Sunday, the suspension of the university.
                          المصدر: وكالة أنباء الشرق الاوسط
                          Source: Middle East News Agency


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                          • #14
                            Re: Egypt university dorm quarantined over H1N1 cases (AlertNet, edited)

                            CAIRO, June 8 (Xinhua) -- Egypt reported two more A/H1N1 flu cases at the American University in Cairo(AUC), bringing the number of cases of the influenza to three in the country, the Health Ministry said Monday.

                            "Two American students (of AUC) were tested positive," said Minister of Health Hatem el-Gabali at a press conference.
                            "One is a 23-year-old male student coming from New Jersey via New York and London," the Minister said, adding that another case is a 23-year-old student coming from Florida via New York.
                            Both of them arrived in Cairo on May 28 and showed symptoms on June 5, and they are now in "stable condition," he said.
                            The ministry are following the health conditions of the passengers on board the same flights to make sure that there are no new cases.
                            El-Gabali said the AUC has halted the activities in the campus for five days.
                            The university's dormitory in Zamalek island will be quarantined for seven days by medical team from Health Ministry, and samples of 110 students and 124 teachers were taken to the ministry's lab to be tested, he added.
                            On June 2, Egypt reported its first A/H1N1 influenza case, who was a 12-year-old Egyptian-American girl coming from the United States via Holland.
                            Egypt, the most populous Arab country that was hit hard by the fatal bird flu in 2006, decided in late April to cull all the pigs in the country to stem the highly infectious flu. According to the latest update by the WHO on Friday, 21,940 cases of A/H1N1 infection have been confirmed in 69 countries, including 125 deaths.

                            http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/20...t_11510509.htm<TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="50%" align=center><TBODY><TR><TD height=15></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE class=hei12 border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="90%" align=center><TBODY><TR><TD height=25 align=right>Editor: Mu Xuequan </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

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                            • #15
                              Re: Egypt university dorm quarantined over H1N1 cases (AlertNet, edited)

                              If the students arrived in May and began showing symptoms on June 5 they were almost certainly infected AFTER their arrival in Egypt.

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