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Avian influenza - situation in Egypt - update 37

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

The case is a 33 year-old female from Qaluibia governorate. She developed symptoms on 17 August, was hospitalized on 24 August, where she received oseltamivir treatment, and died on 26 August.

Investigations into the source of infection indicated that the case had exposure to sick and dead poultry.

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 112 laboratory confirmed cases of Avian influenza A(H5N1) reported in Egypt, 36 have been fatal.

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