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April 18, 2009

Two adult women diagnosed with avian flu in Egypt

Filed under: Biosecurity — by Philip J. Palin on April 18, 2009

This week two women — one age 33 and the other 25 — were confirmed to have contracted the H5N1 virus.  According to AFP, both women are critically ill.  According to the World Health Organization of the 64 cases confirmed to date in Egypt, 23 have been fatal.

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Comment by William R. Cumming

April 18, 2009 @ 4:20 pm

Another calibration point on creeping problem. Let us hope WHO is kept fully funded and staffed on this threat as well as CDC!

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April 21, 2009 @ 3:11 pm

[…] A few days ago, Phil Palin noted the continuing spread of the H5N1 virus in Egypt: “According to the World Health Organization of the 64 cases confirmed to date in Egypt, 23 have been fatal.” […]

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