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Avian influenza - situation in Egypt - update 35

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

The case is a 20 year-old female from Shobra Elkhima district, Qliubia Governorate. She was admitted to hospital on 21 July, placed on a ventilator, and received oseltamivir treatment. She died on 27 July.

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 110 laboratory confirmed cases of Avian influenza A(H5N1) reported in Egypt, 35 have been fatal.

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