Infectious Diseases 2008

Infectious Diseases 2008

Egypt: 3 new human cases of avian influenza A(H5N1) virus infection

Egypt 5 March, 2008 The Ministry of Health and Population of Egypt has announced 3 new human cases of avian influenza A(H5N1) virus infection.
1. The case is a 4 years old female from El-Edwa district, Menia governorate. She developed symptoms on 21 February and was hospitalized on 24 February. She is receiving treatment and is in a stable condition.
2. The case is a 25 years old female from Sennoris District, Fayum Governorate. She developed symptoms on 24 February and was hospitalized on 27 February. Her death has now been confirmed by the Ministry of Health and Population.
3. The case is an 11-year-old male from Menof District, Menofia Governorate. He was hospitalized with symptoms on 26 February and was confirmed as being infected with A(H5N1) by the Central Public Health Laboratory and NAMRU-3 on 4 March. He remains in a critical condition.