Avian Influenza A(H5N1) Virus in Egypt.

  title={Avian Influenza A(H5N1) Virus in Egypt.},
  author={Ghazi Kayali and Ahmed M. Kandeil and Rabeh El-Shesheny and Ahmed S. Kayed and Asmaa M. Maatouq and Zhipeng Cai and Pamela P. Mckenzie and Richard R. J. Webby and Samir El Refaey and Amr Kandeel and Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed Ali},
  journal={Emerging infectious diseases},
  volume={22 3},
In Egypt, avian influenza A subtype H5N1 and H9N2 viruses are enzootic in poultry. The control plan devised by veterinary authorities in Egypt to prevent infections in poultry focused mainly on vaccination and ultimately failed. Recently, widespread H5N1 infections in poultry and a substantial increase in the number of human cases of H5N1 infection were observed. We summarize surveillance data from 2009 through 2014 and show that avian influenza viruses are established in poultry in Egypt and… CONTINUE READING


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