Epidemic Hazard – Africa – Egypt


EDIS Number: EH-20120403-34760-EGY
Date / time: 03/04/2012 13:51:12 [UTC]
Event: Epidemic Hazard
Area: Africa
Country: Egypt
State/County: MultiGovernorates
Location: [Governorates of Damietta and Giza]
Number of Deads: N/A
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: 2 person(s)
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: N/A

Description:

Egypt has reported the seventh and eighth cases of human infection with H5N1 avian influenza in 2012 according to a World Health Organization (WHO) Global Alert Response (GAR). The Ministry of Health and Population of Egypt notified the WHO Monday of two children, a 2-year-old and a 15-year old, infected with the potentially fatal virus. The first case is a 2 year-old female from Demiatta Governorate. She developed symptoms on 19 March 2012 and was admitted to a hospital on 20 March 2012 where she received oseltamivir. She is still under treatment and in good medical condition. The case was laboratory confirmed by the Central Public Health Laboratories (NIC) on 22 of March 2012. The second case is a 15 year-old female from Giza Governorate. She developed symptoms on 25 March 2012 and was admitted to a hospital in critical condition on 29 March 2012. She received oseltamivir on admission. She died on 31 March 2012. The case was laboratory confirmed by the Central Public Health Laboratories (NIC) on 31 March 2012.

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