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  • Egypt: Coronavirus suspected in Aswan - died - Tests positive for Influenza B

    ASWAN, Egypt: A 56-year-old woman is suspected of having the coronavirus in Aswan, according to an official medical source at a hospital in Kom Ombo.

    The source added that the patient was in Saudi Arabia for Umrah, and now she is receiving the necessary medical treatment.

    Fear of the coronavirus, which comes from the same family as SARS and the common cold, spread in 2012 following an outbreak in Saudi Arabia.

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    Re: Egypt: Coronavirus suspected in Aswan

    machine translation

    A medical source in Aswan: the case of suspicion of the "corona" of a lady coming from pilgrimage
    Thursday, February 27th, 2014 - 17:07

    Aswan Salah elderly
    A source Medical, a hospital official Kom Ombo Central Aswan, that there is a case suspected of having infected with the corona of a woman named "beautiful. A" 56 years. explained in a statement for the seventh day, that the lady was coming from Amra of the Holy Land in Saudi Arabia, was transferred to a hospital in Kom Ombo Central to work examinations and medical procedures necessary.

    أكد مصدر طبى مسئول بمستشفى كوم أمبو المركزى بأسوان، أن هناك حالة اشتباه بالإصابة بفيروس الكورونا لسيدة تدعى "جميلة.أ" ٥٦ سنة. التفاصيل..


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      Re: Egypt: Coronavirus suspected in Aswan - died?

      hat tip Giuseppe Michaeli

      First Egyptian dies from MERS in Aswan: Al-Ahram

      Ahram Online , Friday 28 Feb 2014
      A woman in Upper Egypt's Aswan has reportedly died Friday from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a deadly respiratory virus that appeared in Saudi Arabia in 2012.



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        Re: Egypt: Coronavirus suspected in Aswan - died?

        Tests pending.

        Health" and denies the death of a woman in Aswan Corona virus .. and stresses: Egypt-free
        Friday, February 28th, 2014 - 20:31
        Ministry of Health _ archival
        Ministry of Health _ archival
        Started Dana railway
        Denied Dr. Amr Kandil, First Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health for Preventive Medicine, cited some news sites about the death of Lady of Kom Ombo in Aswan as a result of being infected with "Corona", confirming that it is just a case of suspicion did not confirm yet,

        as he was taking a sample from the case and sent to the central laboratories for analysis to determine the cause of death, stressing once again that Egypt is free of the virus Corona yet. said, "Kandil" in remarks to the seventh day, that the case of death of a woman at the age of 56 years and was performed Umrah in Saudi Arabia two weeks ago, and arrived at Aswan on Thursday, Ms. may be detained in one of the hospitals Medina, in performing Umrah as a result of suffering from pneumonia, and after reaching the Aswan yesterday, has been transferred to a hospital in the governorate and received the necessary treatment. added: case has been transferred to a hospital in Assiut University at the behest of her family and she died upon arrival the hospital. Related News. . the death of the first suspected case of being infected with HIV, "Corona" Aswan "health": withdraw samples from the deceased Assiut to make sure her to "Corona"

        نفى الدكتور عمرو قنديل وكيل أول وزارة الصحة للطب الوقائى، ما تناولته بعض المواقع الإخبارية حول وفاة سيدة من كوم امبو بأسوان نتيجة إصابتها بفيروس "كورونا".


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          Re: Egypt: Coronavirus suspected in Aswan - died?

          The story was picked up also by CIDRAP. See the excerpt:

          Full page:

          Media report says Egypt has its first MERS case

          by Robert Roos | News Editor | CIDRAP News | Feb 28, 2014

          A media report from Egypt said today that an Egyptian woman has died of a Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, which, if confirmed, will go down as Egypt's first human case. The woman died shortly after returning from a religious (Umrah) pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia, where the vast majority of MERS-CoV cases have been reported, according the Egyptian news outlet Ahram Online. It cited the Arabic news site Al-Ahram as the source of the information.




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            Re: Egypt: Coronavirus suspected in Aswan - died?

            No deaths from MERS virus: Egypt health ministry

            A health ministry representative has said there are no deaths from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus in Egypt yet, and that reports of a woman dying from the virus are inaccurate.

            First undersecretary of the health ministry Amr Kandil said there was suspicion that Gamila Ibrahim, residing in Upper Egypt?s Aswan, died from the virus, Al-Ahram Arabic website reported. However, the reports were incorrect and a sample of her blood is being examined to determine the real reason of death.

            MERS, a deadly respiratory virus that appeared in Saudi Arabia in 2012, is considered a deadlier but less-transmissible cousin of the SARS virus that emerged in Asia in 2003 and infected 8,273 people, nine percent of whom died.

            The origins of the new syndrome are unclear, although some theories point to the possibility of a virus mutation from animals to humans.

            Saudi Arabia, the country worst hit by MERS, recorded 145 cases, of which 60 proved fatal, since the virus first appeared in September 2012.

            The World Health Organisation (WHO) reports on its website that the WHO has been informed on 182 cases of MERS infection worldwide, and 79 deaths.

            Last October, an Egyptian woman in Mansoura was claimed to have died from the MERS virus. However, it was later revealed by the health ministry that she had died from the H1N1 (swine flu) virus.

            The health ministry said at the time that Egypt was free of any MERS cases.

            Health ministry denies early reports that a woman in Aswan died of MERS; says blood tests are being conducted to find cause of death


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              Re: Egypt: Coronavirus suspected in Aswan - died?

              CIDRAP is quoting Greg Hartl as reporting that the woman has tested positive for Influenza B: