Hassan el-Bushra, regional adviser for communicable diseases surveillance at the World Health Organisation, recently advised the press that aÂ healthy 39 year old woman died from the H5N1 virus in Egypt.
The woman, 39-year-old Hanan Aboul Magd of the Nile Delta province of Gharbiya, has been in hospital since Oct. 4 and has been treated with the drug Tamiflu, state news agency MENA said.
The woman was on a respirator but her condition was stable, MENA said. Her family was being tested for the virus.
Egypt is the largest country out of Asia with the largest amount of reported BirdFlu cases. This new infection brings the number of human cases in Egypt to 15, of whom six have died.
October 11th, 2006 by Cam Carpenter | No Comments »