Avian influenza - situation in Egypt - update 42
20 January 2011 - The Ministry of Health of Egypt has announced a new case of human infection of H5N1 avian influenza. A 1-year-old male from Alexandria Governorate, developed symptoms on 12 January and was hospitalized on 13 January. He is in a stable condition.
Investigations into the source of infection indicated that the case had exposure to 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 121 cases confirmed to date in Egypt, 40 have been fatal.