- Health authorities in Egypt have confirmed the emergence of a new human case of the deadly avian influenza A [H5N1] virus infection.
The case involved a 25-year-old female from Sennoris District in Fayum governorate who developed symptoms on 24 February. She was hospitalised on 27 February, but was referred to Giza chest hospital the following day. But she could not survive, Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population confirmed.
The dead woman was believed to have contact with sick poultry before she fell sick, investigations by health experts established. Prior to her death, the woman was in critical condition and on a ventilator.
A total of 45 avian influenza cases have been confirmed in Egypt. So far, the virus has killed 20 of its victims.
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