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Avian influenza in Egypt

19 March 2007, Geneva - The Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population has announced a new human case of avian influenza A(H5N1) virus infection. The case was confirmed by the Egyptian Central Public Health Laboratory and by the US Naval Medical Research Unit No.3 (NAMRU-3).

The 10-year-old girl from Aswan Governorate, was admitted to hospital with symptoms on 13 March and her condition remains stable. Investigations indicate that she had recently been exposed to sick poultry. Contacts of the girl are being kept under observation.

UNICEF Nigeria helps local radio producers raise bird flu awareness

12 March 2007, Nigeria – Local radio has become the latest weapon in the battle against the spread of avian influenza in Nigeria.

Over the past year, the disease has reached 23 of Nigeria’s 36 states, including the federal capital of Abuja. In January, the country reported its first human fatality when a 22-year-old woman died from the virus in Lagos.

Avian influenza in Egypt


12 March 2007, Geneva
- The Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population has announced a new human case of avian influenza A(H5N1) virus infection. The case was confirmed by the Egyptian Central Public Health Laboratory and by the US Naval Medical Research Unit No.3 (NAMRU-3).

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