In what is turning out to be a bird-flu centric morning, we have an announcement from the Egyptian Ministry Of Health on two new (apparently unrelated) H5N1 cases. The last case reported out of Egypt was in late September (see Egyptian MOH: 4th H5N1 Case Of 2014)
While today’s cases bring Egypt’s total to 6 cases for the year, FluTrackers has an additional case confirmed by the regional (Beheira) Ministry of Health, which would bring the total to 7. Additionally, the second case mentioned has a daughter being detained and tested for the virus.
Ministry of Health announced the discovery of two cases of human infection with avian A / H5N1 flu, thus bringing the number of cases of the disease during the current year to 6 cases, after the discovery of these two cases. The ministry said that the first case of a kid at the age of 3 years in Minia Governorate has already being exposed to birds at home and is in good health and under the hospital admitted Minya treatment. As for the second case, it is the old lady 19 years in Assiut Governorate has slaughtered birds at home after the death of some of them, have gone to one of the private clinics were then transferred to a hospital Assiut University, which is suffering from double pneumonia, and is currently on a ventilator in critical condition, where he was to give way to double dose of Tamiflu, and are still under treatment in hospital. Source: Media Center