CAIRO (AFP)–Egypt on Sunday reported its first death linked to swine flu, after a 25-year-old woman coming back from a pilgrimage to the Muslim holy places in Saudi Arabia died in the hospital, the health ministry said.

The unidentified woman arrived in Egypt on Thursday and was taken to hospital in the Nile Delta province of Gharbia “suffering from rheumatic fever, lack of oxygen in the blood and a stroke,” the health ministry said in a statement carried by the official MENA news agency. “She died in hospital on Saturday.”

Health ministry officials had warned of the swine flu risked posed to the millions of Muslim pilgrims who travel to Saudi Arabia every year.

Egypt’s top cleric, or mufti, Sheikh Ali Gomaa, said he would not issue a decree barring Egyptians from making the pilgrimage, but health officials said all returning pilgrims would be quarantined.


Egypt: 5 Suspected of Bird Flu
Monday, July 20, 2009 – 14:32El Hassan Abdel-Ghaffar
Minya detained hospital admitted 5 new cases of suspected bird flu patients detained Aweys Ahmed Ibrahim (3 years) the status of the village Alawaisp Samalut and Mr. Mohamed (12 years) and the Center for the Pacific on the Samalut Shehata (18 years) the status of the Upper Egyptian Harihan village Abdul Hadi Ismail Ibashaq Center Mtay and her sister Rose (6 years) and for the cluster of suspected bird flu after feeling shortness of breath and a rise in temperature.

Samples were taken and sent to central laboratories to ensure that the result of the analysis.

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Egypt: 3 Suspected Bird Flu – Tanta
3 cases of detention on suspicion of having bird flu Bhmyat Tanta
Sunday, July 19, 2009 – 17:00Detained hospital admitted Tanta 3 new cases of suspicion of disease after an outbreak of avian flu symptoms, high temperature, and was confined to the places allocated to it and take a blood sample and swab hours and sent to the central laboratories of the Ministry of Health to make sure they fall ill or not.

Both were detained Mr. Abdullah (65 years) from the village and denied Mamdooh Essam Abdel-Alim (10 years) of the Center Dhtorp Zvty, Ibrahim Mohamed Ali (12 years) from the place. Altaymflo been given the drug until the result of the receipt of samples of their own, said Dr. Sharif Hammouda Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health meeting Sunday attended.

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