Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Avian influenza – situation in Egypt – update 10

31 October 2006

The Ministry of Health in Egypt has confirmed the country’s seventh death from H5N1 avian influenza. The 39-year-old woman, whose infection was confirmed on 11 October, died on 30 October.

Of the 15 cases confirmed to date in Egypt, seven have been fatal.

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