25 Bird- Flu Suspected Cases Held In 4 Governorates

By Al-Masry Al-Yaum- Governorates 10/ 6/ 2009

Dr. Abd-al-Salam Mahjub, minister of local development, declared that the Supreme Committee for Bird- flu Combating will hold an abrupt meeting within hours to discuss the bird- flu unpleasant situation, adding that new measures will be taken to restrain the disease.

Meanwhile, 25 bird- flu suspected cases have been kept in hospital, 11 in Mansura Chest Hospital, 7 cases in Minya, 6 in Bihirah and 1 case in Asyut.

In Qalyubiyah, the governor, chancellor ‘Adli Hasan, decided to close down 12 poultry farms in Al-Qanatir Al-Khayriyah and Kafr Shukr because the owners of these farms are accused of selling infected poultry. Around 100 thousand birds have been burned.

 

25 Bird- Flu Suspected Cases Held In 4 Governorates

By Al-Masry Al-Yaum- Governorates 10/ 6/ 2009

Dr. Abd-al-Salam Mahjub, minister of local development, declared that the Supreme Committee for Bird- flu Combating will hold an abrupt meeting within hours to discuss the bird- flu unpleasant situation, adding that new measures will be taken to restrain the disease.

Meanwhile, 25 bird- flu suspected cases have been kept in hospital, 11 in Mansura Chest Hospital, 7 cases in Minya, 6 in Bihirah and 1 case in Asyut.

In Qalyubiyah, the governor, chancellor ‘Adli Hasan, decided to close down 12 poultry farms in Al-Qanatir Al-Khayriyah and Kafr Shukr because the owners of these farms are accused of selling infected poultry. Around 100 thousand birds have been burned.

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Swine flu fear grips Egypt quarantine on university hostile extended

Egypt – The American University in Cairo (AUC) on Tuesday evening extended the quarantine on their student dormitory for one week, after five more students were feared to have con tracted the H1N1 flu, the university said.

The new cases bring the total number of students feared to be infected with the swine flu virus to seven, and that number is expected to rise as at least two cases outside the university were reported across Egypt on Wednesday.

All the affected seven students are Americans who recently arrived in Egypt.

Police were seen guarding the entrance to the 7-storey concrete building in Cairo’s upscale Zamalek neighborhood, and they have barred journalists from taking pictures of the facility.

“Tests for the H1N1 flu taken from residents of the American University in Cairo dormitory have resulted in five additional confirmed cases,” the university said in a letter sent to faculty members, a copy of which was obtained by PANA.

“On the basis of the new cases, the quarantine for the dormitory has been extend ed until June 15th,” the letter said.

On Monday, Egyptian and university authorities ordered a 24-hour quarantine of the dormitory, which houses mainly foreign students and faculty, after two students who recently arrived from the United States tested p ositive for the virus.

But according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Egypt has only one confirmed case of influenza A (H1N1).

The latest WHO figures show that 25,288 cases of H1N1 infection have been recorded in 73 countries, with 139 deaths recorded.

Egypt, hard hit by the more deadly H5N1 bird flu virus, detected its first suspected H1N1 case last week in a 12-year-old American girl, who arrived for a holiday in the most populous Arab country.

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Two more cases of A/H1N1 flu confirmed in Egypt

CAIRO, June 10 (Xinhua) — Two more A/H1N1 cases were confirmed in Egypt bringing the total number of infections in the populous country to 10 cases, spokesman of Minster of health Abdel Rahman Shahine said in a statement on Wednesday.

According to the statement, the two cases are an Egyptian and an American, who returned recently from the United States. The first case is an American engineer, who began to develop symptoms on June 9 after arriving on June 7.

The second case is an Egyptian citizen, who arrived in Alexandria on June 4 and began to develop symptoms on June 8.

Both were hospitalized and in stable condition.

Egypt reported seven A/H1N1 flu cases at a dorm of the American University in Cairo (AUC), the health ministry said Monday it will quarantine the dorm for seven days, which accommodates 110 students and 124 teachers.

On June 2, Egypt reported its first A/H1N1 influenza case, which was a 12-year-old Egyptian-American girl coming from the United States via the Netherlands.

Egypt, the most populous Arab country that was hit hard by the fatal bird flu in 2006, decided in late April to cull all the pigs in the country to stem the highly infectious flu.

Worldwide, about 27,000 people in 73 countries have been confirmed to be infected with the A/H1N1 flu virus, the latest WHO tally showed on Monday.

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