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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.

May 18, 2009

May 18, 2009

WHO is urged to go slow on declaring pandemic

(CIDRAP News) – As the World Health Organization (WHO) convened its annual meeting today, several countries urged the agency to use caution in weighing whether to declare a full-scale pandemic, despite signs that the novel H1N1 influenza virus is now spreading in Japan.

Apr 24, 2009

Apr 24, 2009

NEWS SCAN: H5N1 cases in Vietnam and Egypt, global malaria guidance, meningococcal disease


Vietnamese woman dies of H5N1 infectionVietnam's health ministry announced today that a 23-year-old woman from the northern part of the country died on Apr 22 from an H5N1 avian influenza infection, the Associated Press (AP) reported. Officials said they haven't determined the source of her infection. If the World Health Organization (WHO) confirms her illness and death, it will bring the country's official H5N1 toll to 111 cases and 56 deaths.

Apr 20, 2009

Apr 20, 2009

Egyptian woman, baby have H5N1 infections

(CIDRAP News) - Egypt's state media reported two new H5N1 avian influenza infections within 2 days of each other, in a 25-year-old woman and an 18-month girl.

The state-run paper Al Ahram, quoting the country's health ministry, reported on Apr 17 that the woman is from Qalubia governorate and was hospitalized in critical condition, according to report from Agence France-Presse.


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