Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Avian influenza - situation in Egypt - update 5

16 February 2007

The Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population has confirmed the country's 13th death from H5N1 avian influenza. The 37-year-old female whose infection was announced on 15 February, died today.

Of the 21 cases confirmed to date in Egypt, 13 have been fatal.

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