- Hello, Jeff - Avian Flu is spreading rapidly in
Egypt. Now case 109 confirmed and there is one more case, that I know
of, that is pending confirmation. Probably will be confirmed in the next
day or two. Bird Flu hasn't gone away...and won't anytime soon.
Sooner or later, H5N1 and H1N1 may hook up. Lord help us if that happens.
- Date: Sun 4 Apr 2010
- Source: Masrawy (in Arabic, machine translation - edited)
- The Egyptian Ministry of Health announced on Sunday [4
Apr 2010] a new human death from bird flu (avian influenza H5N1 virus infection).
The victim is a young woman of 18 years of age, from Al-Fayyoum Governorate.
- According to the Ministry statement, the number of cases
of the disease in Egypt has risen to 109 cases, and the number of deaths
to 34 (since the onset of the disease in 2006). The statement indicated
that this is the 7th (fatal) case in 2010.
- Communicated by
- Sharon Sanders
- ProMED-mail thanks Flutrackers for forwarding this information.
Sporadic human cases of avian influenza (H5N1) virus infection continue
to be reported in Egypt. Usually they are associated with contact with
diseased birds, although that has not been confirmed in this new case.
- Patricia A. Doyle DVM, PhD Bus Admin, Tropical Agricultural
Economics Univ of West Indies Please visit my "Emerging Diseases"
message board at:http://www.emergingdisease.org/phpbb/index.php Also
my new website: http://drpdoyle.tripod.com/ Zhan le Devlesa tai
sastimasa Go with God and in Good Health