Published Date: 2011-03-08 05:00:06
Subject: PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza, human (20): Egypt, WHO
Archive Number: 20110308.0751
AVIAN INFLUENZA, HUMAN (20): EGYPT, WHO
A ProMED-mail post
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International Society for Infectious Diseases
Date: Mon 7 Mar 2011
Source: WHO CSR, Disease Outbreak News [edited]
Avian influenza situation in Egypt - WHO update 45
The Ministry of Health of Egypt has announced 2 new confirmed cases
of human infection with avian influenza A (H5N1) virus.
The 1st case is a 32 year old woman from Sharkia Governorate. She
developed symptoms on 10 Feb 2011 and was hospitalized on 14 Feb 2011.
She is in a critical condition.
The 2nd case is a 2 year old boy from Kafr Elsheikh Governorate. He
developed symptoms on 18 Feb 2011 and was hospitalized on 20 Feb 2011.
He is under treatment and is in a good general condition.
Investigations into the source of infection indicate that the 2 cases
had exposure to poultry suspected to have avian influenza.
The cases were confirmed by the Egyptian Central Public Health
Laboratory, a National Influenza Center of the WHO Global Influenza
41 of the 127 cases confirmed to date in Egypt have been fatal.
ProMED-mail rapporteur Marianne Hopp
[The WHO Table of the Cumulative Number of Confirmed Human Cases of
Avian Influenza A/(H5N1), which has been updated to Mon 7 Mar 2011,
can be accessed at
So far in 2011, there have been 12 human cases of avian influenza
A/(H5N1) virus infection with 5 deaths. Eight of the cases have
occurred in Egypt with so far only one death. The other countries
recording cases have been Cambodia (3) and Indonesia (1).
A map of the governorates of Egypt can be accessed at
HealthMap/ProMED-mail interactive map of Egypt can be seen at
<http://healthmap.org/r/008F>. - Mod.CP]