Infectious Diseases 2009

Infectious Diseases 2009

Egypt reports H5N1 infection

17 November, 2009 Egypt's health ministry reported that a 21-year-old man from Alexandria governorate got sick with an H5N1 avian influenza infection after helping slaughter sick birds, Egypt's Strengthening Avian Influenza Detection and Response (SAIDR) site reported yesterday. If the World Health Organization (WHO) confirms the case, it will be listed as the country's 88th H5N1 infection. The man came down with a fever and breathing problems on Nov 11 and was hospitalized and given oseltamivir on Nov 15. He is reported to be in stable condition.