Saturday, April 2, 2011
29 March 2011 - The Ministry of Health of Egypt has announced three new confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H5N1) virus.
The first case is a 32 year old male from Suez Governorate. He developed symptoms on 8 March, was hospitalized on 12 March and died on 13 March.
The second case is a 28 year old female from Giza Governorate. She developed symptoms on 8 March and was hospitalized on 10 March. She is in a stable condition.
The third case is a 4 year old male from Behira Governorate. He developed symptoms on 5 March and was hospitalized on 7 March. He recovered and was discharged on 12 March.
Investigations into the source of infection indicate that the cases had exposure to sick and/or dead poultry suspected to have avian influenza.
The cases were confirmed by the Egyptian Central Public Health Laboratories, a National Influenza Center of the WHO Global Influenza Surveillance Network.
Of the 133 cases confirmed to date in Egypt, 45 have been fatal.
1 April 2011 - The Ministry of Health of Indonesia has announced a confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A(H5N1) virus.
The case is a 28 year old female from Gunung Kidul district, Yogyakarta Province. She developed symptoms on 1 March, was admitted to a health care facility on 6 March and referred to a hospital on 11 March. She died on 14 March.
The cases’ family owned chicken and ducks, and the case visited local village/town traditional market on a daily basis. There were many free roaming poultry in the neighborhood and it was reported there were chicken deaths in the previous months.
Laboratory tests have confirmed infection with avian influenza A(H5N1) virus.
Of the 176 cases confirmed to date in Indonesia, 145 have been fatal.