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Titre: Egypte/Région Sohag trois suspects de plus
Posté par: Gurkan le 01 décembre 2006 à 00:16:34
L'AFP signale qu'une femme et ses deux enfants sont hospitalisés et testés aprés avoir montré les premiers signes de la maladie dans un village de la haute égypte, région de Sohag

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Three more Egyptians suspected of having bird flu Thu Nov 30, 3:10 PM ET

CAIRO (AFP) - A woman and her two children are suspected of contracting the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu in Upper Egypt, a veterinary official reportedly said.

The 25-year-old mother, her 12-year-old son and daughter, 10, from a village in Sohag governorate, were hospitalized after showing the first symptoms of the sickness, the province's veterinary services chief Mohammed al-Masri told the official MENA news agency.

They are currently undergoing tests to determine whether they are suffering from H5N1 which has killed seven people in Egypt this year, he added.

"Preventive measures have been taken and samples were taken from poultry raised at their home before the animals were killed. The house and chicken coops were disinfected," Masri added.

Egypt -- the Arab world's most populous state -- is on a major route for migratory birds and has seen the third highest number of H5N1 cases after Indonesia and China according to Dr David Nabarro, the UN official charged with battling bird flu.

The H5N1 strain of bird flu was first diagnosed in birds in Egypt in February, and the first case in humans was announced on March 18.

In its most aggressive form, the H5N1 strain has killed more than 150 people worldwide, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).