Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Egyptian MOH: 26th H5N1 Case Announced


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The steady trickle of H5N1 cases continues out of Egypt, with the 6th case announced over the past 7 days. This brings to 26 the total number of cases announced this year, and boosts to 22 the number of cases reported since mid-November.


While an unusually high number of cases  for such a short period of time, there are currently no signs of community spread of the virus, and the risks are primarily confined to those who raise poultry in their homes. .  


This statement from the Egyptian MOH.



Health central laboratory results confirmed positive infection status of بڤيرس N5H1

The Ministry of health and population of infection for confirmed case bevirs N5H1 (bird flu). A 51-year-old from Asyut province where he was suffering from fever, cough, runny-decongestant-vomiting-tight to breathe, and the patient went on Monday, 22/12/2014 to Saint Maria hospital in Assiut, where examination and chest x-ray were the rays having double pneumonia is suspected in the case of bird flu

The case was transferred to a hospital, Assiut on 24/12/2014 and isolated on the same day the general condition of the patient is stable.

-Bringing the total number of cases of bird flu in 2014 so far 26 cases (12 cases of healing, 4 cases under treatment, 10 deaths).

Therefore calls upon the Ministry of health and population of citizens who deal with poultry and go immediately to the nearest hospital to receive 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.