Infectious Diseases 2006

Infectious Diseases 2006

Egypt reports new avian influenza case in poultry

3 September, 2006

The H5N1 strain of avian influenza has been reported in a domestic poultry farm in southern Egypt, the first time the highly pathogenic virus was detected in the country in months.
The new case was reported in the village of Al-Rakakna, in the Sohag province, some 490 kilometres (305 miles) south of Cairo, a statement from the agriculture ministry said Sunday.
All poultry on the farm was slaughtered and tests were under way to check that none of the people who had been in contact with the infected animals were contaminated.