Egypt Independent

Four dead, 19 infected with swine flu in 9 governorates



Four deaths associated with the H1N1 virus, commonly known as "swine flu," were reported this week countrywide, while the number of people diagnosed with the virus reached 19 throughout nine governorates of Egypt. There are an additional 31 suspected cases.

On Tuesday, Dakahliya's swine flu subcommittee reported two deaths associated with the virus, while 26 other suspected cases were quarantined. Aswan's fever hospital, meanwhile, admitted eight cases, while the Minya Department of Health confirmed three cases and one related death.

Three new cases were also discovered in Menoufiya, according to an official source at the Menoufiya Health Directorate. One confirmed and one suspected case were also reported in Beni Suef.

An official source at the Kafr al-Sheikh Health Directorate, meanwhile, said that four suspected cases had been quarantined.

In the Red Sea Governorate, a police chief was found to be infected with the virus, while, in Assiut, three cases were admitted to the Assiut University Hospital. In Sharqiya, one person is said to have died from H1N1-related complications.

Translated from the Arabic Edition.