Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Avian influenza - situation in Egypt

26 December 2007

The Ministry of Health and Population, Egypt has announced a new case of human infection of H5N1 avian influenza.. The case is a 25 year old female from Bany Suwef Governorate. She was hospitalized on the 23 December and died on 25 December. The source of her exposure is currently under investigation.

Egypt reported the last confirmed case of H5N1 in July 2007. Of the 39 cases confirmed to date in Egypt, 16 have been fatal.

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