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AVIAN INFLUENZA, HUMAN (49): EGYPT, 35TH DEATH

Avian influenza situation in Egypt - WHO update 35
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The Ministry of Health of Egypt has announced a new human case of A(H5N1) avian influenza infection. The case is a 20 year-old female from Shobra Elkhima district, Qliubia Governorate. She was admitted to hospital on Wed 21 Jul 2010, placed on a ventilator, and received oseltamivir treatment. She died on Tue 27 Jul 2010. Investigations into the source of infection indicated that the patient had exposure to sick and dead poultry.

The case was confirmed by the Egyptian Central Public Health Laboratories, a National Influenza Center of the WHO Global Influenza Surveillance Network (GISN). Of the 110 laboratory confirmed cases of Avian influenza A(H5N1) reported in Egypt, 35 have been fatal.
 
 

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