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Title: Update on avian influenza : may 2007
Authors: Melillo Fenech, Tanya
Keywords: Avian influenza -- Epidemiology
Avian influenza -- Vaccination
Issue Date: 2007-05
Publisher: Medical Portals Ltd.
Citation: Melillo Fenech, T. (2007). Update on avian influenza : may 2007. The Synapse : the Medical Professionals' Network, 3, 20.
Abstract: The cumulative number of cases is 291 and the deaths are 172 as of Mid April. Since the beginning of the year there have been 28 confirmed human cases (in Indonesia, Nigeria and Egypt) of which 14 have dead. The overall survival rate is 59.4% for human avian patients in Egypt in contrast with the survival rate of 21.7% in Indonesia. The success in Egypt is encouraging and is possibly due to prompt initiations of antiviral therapy. The Food and Agriculture Organisation stated that Egypt, Indonesia, and Nigeria have not been able to contain the disease, effectively making them reservoirs of the virus for possible spread to other countries.
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