Infectious Diseases 2007

Infectious Diseases 2007

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

10 April, 2007

The Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population has announced two new human cases of avian influenza A(H5N1) virus infection. The first case, a 2-year-old female from Menia Governorate, developed symptoms on 3 April and was admitted to hospital the following day. She is currently in a stable condition. The second case is a 15-year-old female (Marianna Kameel Mikhail) from Cairo Governorate. She developed symptoms on 30 March and was admitted to hospital on 5 April, and died on April 10 at 7:30 pm at Abbasya Chest Hospital due to respiratory failure resulted from bi-lateral pneumonia.