Infectious Diseases 2009

Infectious Diseases 2009

Egypt: a new human case of avian influenza A(H5N1)

26 January, 2009

The Ministry of Health and Population of Egypt has announced a new human case of avian influenza A(H5N1) virus infection. The case is a 2-year-old female from Manofia Governorate, Shebin Elkom District. Her symptoms began on 23 January and she was immediately hospitalized. She remains in a stable condition. Infection with the H5N1 avian influenza virus was confirmed by the Egyptian Central Public Health Laboratory.
Investigations into the source of her infection indicate a recent history of contact with sick and dead poultry.