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Avian Influenza (Human H5N1) (Update)

13 Oct 2016

The mediaLink  has reported a total of 10 human cases of avian influenza A(H5N1) in Egypt during the first 9 months of 2016. Since March 2006 Egypt has reported 356 human cases of avian influenza A(H5N1), this includes 121 deaths.

H5N1 may present with mild or moderate symptoms, it is therefore assumed that a number of cases go uncounted.

Advice for Travellers


Travellers experiencing severe flu like symptoms within 10 days of returning from travel should contact their GP and inform them of their recent travel.