The Egyptian Ministry of Health has confirmed yet another H5N1 case, this time near Cairo, bringing to 25 the total number of cases this year and the 21st case reported in just over 6 weeks.
The MOH today also announced the successful treatment and release from the hospital of four recent cases.
We continue to see media reports of additional `suspected’ cases being isolated and tested, but so far no indication of anything beyond sporadic bird-to-human transmission of the virus, predominantly among rural housewives and children who have frequent contact with home-raised birds.
The Ministry of health and population of infection confirmed case بڤيرس N5H1 (bird flu) to a 42-year-old from Helwan governorate of Cairo where it started symptoms on 23/12/2014 and went for treatment to a hospital in Helwan on viruses, 26 December 2014 where he suffered from fever, cough and diarrhea-suspected case of bird flu was found to have pneumonia and isolated on the same day and general condition medium.
Bringing the total number of cases of bird flu in 2014 so far 25 cases (10 cases of healing, 5 cases under treatment, 10 deaths).
Therefore calls upon the Ministry of health and population of citizens who are dealing with immediate direction to the nearest poultry hospital for the health service if they have flu symptoms, where the infected bird flu drug Tamiflu within the first 24 hours of the onset of symptoms increases the healing rates of disease and reduces the mortality and Health Ministry advised people who deal with poultry caution and prudence when dealing with birds that show symptoms of the disease and the need to take preventive action to prevent such infection cover The mouth and nose when handling poultry, wash hands with SOAP and water after handling birds and children not accompany poultry or slaughter premises as well as the need to separate from living birds.
Source: Media Center