Egypt reports world’s 300th H1N1 death
This article was originally published in Clinica
A fatal case of H1N1 “avian” influenza in Egypt has taken the global death toll of this virus to 300, out of 505 cases. Confirmatory testing was performed at the country’s central public health laboratories, part of the WHO’s global influenza surveillance network (GISN). Egypt has accounted for almost two-thirds of the new cases this year – 22 of 37 – and half of the year’s deaths from H1N1 – nine of 18.All but two of the rest were reported in Indonesia and Vietnam.