Infectious Diseases 2009

Infectious Diseases 2009

Egypt reports H5N1 in poultry

22 January, 2009

Veterinary authorities in Egypt reported H5N1 avian influenza outbreaks in two governorates. Both of Egypt's outbreaks involved backyard poultry. One of the outbreaks involved 53 chickens, ducks, and geese in Reva village in Asyut governorate. The vaccination status of the birds is not known. Asyut governorate is located in the middle of Egypt on the banks of the Nile River.
In the other outbreak, the virus struck 15 chickens, ducks, and geese in Seila Ezbet Edris village in Faiyum governorate. All of the birds had been vaccinated in 2008. Faiyum governorate is in north-central Egypt, about 80 miles southwest of Cairo.