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Case in Tanta, Egypt
September 22, 2008
Britain's Ministry of Health
in Egypt in the emergence of a new human case of bird flu, a
45-year-old woman West province.
The official said the
Egyptian Health Ministry in a statement today that the Directorate of
Medical Affairs Western Province received notification from the
hospital admitted the arrival of Mahala housewife called Huda Noah
Shish share the status of the village of Tanta suffer from very high
temperature and bone pain after taking a sample of blood for analysis
labs Central show bird flu.
The above translation describes a suspect H5N1 case in Egypt.
There have been no confirmed cases this season, but birds in the area
have tested positive for H5N1 and the above translation suggests she
has also tested positive.
H5N1 has been endemic
in Egypt, in spite of an aggressive vaccine program. Last season
resistant strain arose, but none of the human sequences from last
season have been released, so the relationship between the new
sub-clade, which was found in Egypt and Israel,
and the human cases from last season remain unclear.
More information on the latest cases, and release of sequences from
last season, would be useful.
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