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Mar 05, 2008

Mar 05, 2008

WHO confirms two H5N1 cases in Egypt

(CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) today reported that an 11-year-old Egyptian boy is hospitalized in critical condition with an H5N1 avian influenza infection, a day after the agency announced the death of a 25-year-old Egyptian woman from the virus.

Mar 05, 2008

Indonesia: recent H5N1 viruses show no mutation

Editor's note: This story was revised Mar 6 to include a clarification about the frequency of mutations in influenza viruses.

(CIDRAP News) – Indonesia's health ministry said today that H5N1 avian influenza virus samples it sent to a World Health Organization (WHO) laboratory in the United States in February showed no signs of dangerous mutations, according to a Reuters report.

Mar 03, 2008

Mar 03, 2008

New case raises Egypt's H5N1 count to 45

(CIDRAP News) – Health officials in Egypt announced on Mar 1 that a 25-year-old woman who is hospitalized with severe respiratory symptoms has an H5N1 avian influenza infection.

Mar 03, 2008

Ricin found in sick man's Vegas hotel room

(CIDRAP News) – A Las Vegas man remained unconscious today with suspected ricin poisoning after the deadly toxin derived from castor beans was found in his Las Vegas motel room last week, according to news services.

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