Emergencies preparedness, response

Avian influenza - situation in Egypt - update 25

The Ministry of Health of Egypt has reported a new confirmed human case of avian influenza A(H5N1).

The case is a 3 year-old male from Minia Governorate. His symptoms started on 21 November 2009.

He was admitted to hospital on 22 November and his condition is stable. Investigations into the source of infection indicated that the case had close contact with dead and/or sick poultry.

The cases were confirmed by the Egyptian Central Public Health Laboratories.

Of the 89 cases confirmed to date in Egypt, 27 have been fatal.