A ProMED-mail post
Date: Wed 14 Jan 2015
A total of 13 cases suspected of being H5N1 bird-flu positive have
been quarantined in the Nile Delta city of Menoufiya [governorate],
the director of preventive medicine department said on Wednesday [14
Samples from the suspected patients will be sent for analysis at the
central labs, Department Director, Reda Aish, said.
A 65-year-old woman from Assiut governorate died in hospital earlier
on Wednesday [14 Jan 2015; see ProMED-mail post Avian influenza, human
(10): Egypt H5N1, China H7N9 (SZ, Mainland) 20150114.3093018 - Mod.LK]
after being diagnosed with H5N1, the health ministry announced.
At least 12 people have contracted the virus this year ; 2 cases
have died, 7 remain under treatment, and 3 have recovered, the health
Infection is usually centered in rural areas, where citizens,
especially women, frequently come in direct contact with live
The World Health Organisation warned that there is a risk of human
infection when the virus is circulating in poultry, especially to
those in infected environments.