Infectious Diseases 2009

Infectious Diseases 2009

Egypt: 2 new confirmed human case of avian influenza A(H5N1)

24 September, 2009

The Ministry of Health of Egypt has reported 2 new confirmed human case of avian influenza A(H5N1).
The first case is a 13 year-old male from Alexandria Governorate. His symptoms started on 13 September. He was admitted to hospital on 14 September, where he received oseltamivir treatment. The patient is in a stable condition.
The second case is a 14 month old female from Tahrer District, Behira Governorate. Her symptoms started on 23 September. She was admitted to Damanhur Fever Hospital where she received oseltamivir treatment. The patient is in a stable condition.
Investigations into the source of infection indicated that both cases had close contact with dead and/or sick poultry.
The cases were confirmed by the Egyptian Central Public Health Laboratories.
Of the 87 cases confirmed to date in Egypt, 27 have been fatal.