Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Avian influenza – situation in Egypt - update 8

18 May 2006

The Ministry of Health in Egypt has confirmed the country’s 14th case of human infection with the H5N1 avian influenza virus. The case occurred in a 75-year-old woman from the Al Minya governorate. She developed symptoms on 11 May and died on 18 May.

As with all other cases in Egypt, her infection has been linked to exposure to diseased birds.

Of the 14 cases in Egypt, six have been fatal.

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