WHO confirms two H5N1 cases in Egypt

first_imgMar 5, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) today reported that an 11-year-old Egyptian boy is hospitalized in critical condition with an H5N1 avian influenza infection, a day after the agency announced the death of a 25-year-old Egyptian woman from the virus.The boy is from Menofia governorate, north of Cairo, according to a WHO statement. He was hospitalized with influenza symptoms on Feb 25, and his samples were positive for the H5N1 virus in tests by Egypt’s Central Public Health Laboratory and the Cairo-based US Naval Medical Research Unit 3 (NAMRU-3).The WHO said an investigation into the source of the boy’s infection revealed that he had contact with sick and dead poultry.Yesterday the WHO reported that a 25-year-old woman from Fayoum governorate, about 53 miles south of Cairo, died of an H5N1 infection. In its statement, the WHO said she got sick on Feb 24 and was hospitalized 3 days later; the date of her death was not listed. Egypt’s health ministry had announced the confirmation of her case on Mar 1, according to earlier media reports.An investigation into the woman’s illness indicated she had contact with sick and dead poultry before she got sick, the WHO reported.With the two latest cases, Egypt has had 46 H5N1 cases and 20 deaths, including 3 cases and 1 death this year. The WHO’s global total is 371 cases and 235 deaths.See also:Mar 5 WHO statementMar 4 WHO statementMar 3 CIDRAP News story “New case raises Egypt’s H5N1 count to 45”last_img read more

Moses Simon sees Juventus star Ronaldo as inspiration

first_img Loading… Nantes star, Moses Simon, is living his dream under the shadows and inspiration of Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo. For many players in the world, Ronaldo provides inspiration, hard work, and dedication that can take you to the top. What he perhaps lacked in natural talent compared to his great rival Lionel Messi, Ronaldo has more in athleticism, physicality, and determination. Moses is slowly making his mark in Europe after an extremely successful season on loan with Nantes. After being named Nantes’ Player of the Season, the Ligue 1 outfit agreed on a deal with Simon’s parent club Levante make his loan deal permanent. read also:Moses Simon enjoying turnaround season with NantesAdvertisement Asked by Tribalfootball about his model in the game, Simon replied: “Cristiano Ronaldo is the player I modelled my game after. I want to keep on working hard and improving like him.” Simon named PSG defender Thiago Silva as the toughest opponent he has faced in a career that has spanned Slovakia, Belgium, Spain and France. And when asked about the differences between La Liga and Ligue 1, Simon was complimentary of both leagues. “I think both leagues are very good, highly competitive and very exciting to play,” Simon said. “La Liga is more technical, while Lique 1 is more physical. That is the main difference aside from the language too. For me, it is a big honour to have played in both leagues.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadeA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top10 Absolutely Unique Facts About KanyeIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?10 Largest Cities In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morelast_img read more