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Avian influenza - situation in Egypt - update 29

The Ministry of Health of Egypt has announced a new case of human H5N1 avian influenza infection.

The case is a 37-year-old male from Helwan District, Helwan Governorate. He developed symptoms on 31 January and was hospitalized on 6 February, where he received oseltamivir treatment. He is in a critical condition.

The case was confirmed by the Egyptian Central Public Health Laboratories, a National Influenza Center of the WHO Global Influenza Surveillance Network (GISN).

Of the 97 laboratory confirmed cases of Avian influenza A(H5N1) reported in Egypt, 27 have been fatal.

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