Egypt Independent

Swine and bird flu infections claim three lives in Daqahlia



Egyptian officials on Saturday announced the death of three Daqahlia Governorate residents by swine and bird flu infection.

A Ministry of Health statement claimed two of the cases were H1N1, commonly known as “swine flu," with one H5N1, dubbed "bird flu," case. The ages of the victims ranged between 44-50 years old.

Meanwhile, hospitals in five different provinces throughout Egypt–Gharbiya, Sharqiya, Daqahlia, Ismailia, and Fayoum–on Saturday reportedly received 43 suspected flu cases. Laboratory results suggested 15 of them as H1N1 positive, with 19 others suspected of carrying the virus.

Three were announced H5N1 positive, with six others diagnosed in rudimentary stages of infection.