Sunday, March 26, 2006

New suspected human case of h5n1 bird flu in Egypt

Egypt’s Health Minister, Hatem el-Gabali, announced on Sunday that a new suspected case of human bird flu had been found in the country’s Nile delta region.

The suspected case, an 18 year old girl, Shaimaa Khairi el-Desoqi, is being treated in a local hospital in the governorate (town) of Kafr el-Sheikh, 125 km (77.6 miles) north of Cairo.

The girl, who had come into contact with dead birds infected with the bird flu virus, started showing bird flu symptoms, fever, a sore throat and aching muscles, on Thursday. A report released by Hatem el-Gabali, also stated that members of her family are currently being tested for the avian influenza virus.

The latest case brought to five the total number of suspected human bird flu cases in the country. Egyptian authorities also confirmed on March 18 that a woman who had been raising chickens at home died of H5N1 bird flu virus, the first human case of the lethal disease in the country.

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