Infectious Diseases 2009

Infectious Diseases 2009

H5N1 cases confirmed

6 May, 2009

The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed two H5N1 avian influenza cases, one of them fatal.
The first case involved a 23-year-old Vietnamese woman from Tranh Hoa province who got sick on Apr 16, was hospitalized Apr 21, and died the next day. Her illness is now listed as Vietnam's 111th case and its 56th fatality.
The second case is in a 34-year-old Egyptian woman from Gharbia governorate who became ill on Apr 21 and was hospitalized and treated with oseltamivir (Tamiflu) the same day. She is in stable condition. Her case pushes Egypt's H5N1 count to 68 cases, 23 of them fatal.