Although the Egyptian Ministry of Health’s website remains frustratingly silent on the situation, Egyptian media sources are reporting today on two more H5N1 cases today (1 fatal) – bringing to 14 the total for the year – and 10 cases since the middle of November.
Ministry of Health: the death of the case 7b «bird flu»
Wrote: rebounds Wednesday, December 3, 2014 17:10
Announced the Ministry of Health Egyptian, for the death of the seventh case Pfirs bird flu , bringing the number of people living with the disease this year to 14 cases, make sure the injury after two new cases of the virus after two samples analyzed central labs.
The ministry confirmed the death of the first case, the man at the age of 26-year-old from a village center contorted in Minia Governorate, was suffering from fever, cough and shortness of breath after exposure to birds, have been isolated case hospital health insurance Minya on 30 November last year, and put on a ventilator On the same day, was given the drug «Tamiflu», and take a sample for examination central labs in Cairo, came a positive result on Tuesday, and died on the first case on Monday, is the case of injury No. 13 this year.
What the second case, which is the old lady 33 years of Belina province of Sohag , was suffering from fever, cough, shortness of breath and was isolated in a private hospital on November 28, was given Tamiflu and then transferred to a hospital Sohag released the next day, the samples were taken the required and send central Cairo for laboratories, and laboratory-confirmed yesterday that the situation is suffering from pneumonia, which is on a ventilator, and her health is stable, which is a case of bird flu, No. 14 this year.
This brings the total number of cases of infection with bird flu have during this year (14) Case 7 of them died, and the Ministry of Health to follow up all the contacts of these cases, early detection in the case of any symptoms at any of them
Meanwhile other Egyptian media sources are reporting on efforts to educate the public about the dangers of avian flu, and the need to seek immediate medical attention if one should fall ill with fever.
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Dr. Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, media advisor to the Ministry of Health, said the ministry launched a work of awareness by the majors female health campaigns, to give tips for homes with poultry, under the slogan of the campaign "door to door", or "knocking on doors", for the prevention of HIV " bird flu ". He said Abdul Ghaffar, during a telephone program "Morning liberation" on the satellite, "Liberation", that the majors health workers will be in possession of a group of veterinarians to give a private poultry vaccinations to keep poultry and citizens' health.
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