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Apr 05, 2010

Apr 05, 2010

Vietnam, Egypt report new H5N1 cases

(CIDRAP News) – Vietnamese health officials today announced that a man from Bac Kan province is infected with the H5N1 avian influenza virus, a day after Egypt's health ministry confirmed another human case.

Mar 30, 2010

Mar 30, 2010

WHO reports 2 more Egyptian H5N1 cases, 1 fatal

(CIDRAP News) – The avian H5N1 influenza virus has infected two more people in Egypt, one of them fatally, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today.

The two cases were reported by Egypt's health ministry over the last week, when flu blogs picked up on and circulated the foreign-language news reports. The two new cases, including the death, raise Egypt's H5N1 toll to 108 cases, of which 33 have been fatal.

Mar 25, 2010

Mar 25, 2010

WHO says H5N1 threat persists

(CIDRAP News) – Newly confirmed human cases of H5N1 avian influenza, along with several outbreaks in poultry, are a reminder that the virus still poses a global threat, the World Health Organization (WHO) said yesterday.

Mar 15, 2010

Mar 15, 2010

Human H5N1 toll rises in Egypt as bird outbreaks cited elsewhere

(CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) recently confirmed the H5N1 avian influenza death of a 20-year-old woman and announced a new H5N1 case, in an 18-month-old boy who is hospitalized.

Mar 11, 2010

Mar 11, 2010

FAO claims progress in avian flu preparedness

(CIDRAP News) – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said this week that "substantial progress has been made in the preparedness and response mechanisms" for battling H5N1 avian influenza around the world.

Mar 04, 2010

Mar 04, 2010

WHO confirms recent H5N1 cases in Vietnam, Egypt

(CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) today confirmed eight H5N1 avian influenza cases, three from Vietnam and five from Egypt, that track closely with what media and flu blog reports have already revealed but provide fresh details.

Feb 24, 2010

Feb 24, 2010

Egypt's H5N1 cases top 100

(CIDRAP News) – Egypt's health ministry has reported three more H5N1 avian influenza infections, two boys and a 30-year-old woman, pushing country's confirmed cases to 102, an Egypt-based avian influenza Web site reported today.

Jan 28, 2010

Jan 28, 2010

Egypt reports four new H5N1 infections

(CIDRAP News) – Egypt's health ministry has confirmed four new H5N1 avian influenza cases, which aren't related although all had contact with sick and dead poultry and are recovering in stable condition, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today.

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