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H5N1: Egypt, Cambodia push global count towards 200:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Egypt's Central Public Health Laboratory yesterday confirmed the country's 11th human case of H5N1, taking the global total recorded by the WHO since the disease emerged in Viet Nam in late 2003 to 199. Together with a new fatal case in Cambodia, also confirmed yesterday, the total number of deaths from H5N1 stands at 110. Three of the Egyptian cases have been fatal, six patients remain hospitalised and two have "recovered fully". By the end of March, more than 350 close contacts of the first cases had been screened by the US Navy's NAMRU-3 laboratory in Cairo.

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