1st suspected H1N1 patient reported in Aswan
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CAIRO: First case of infection with H1N1 flu virus (commonly known by swine flu) has been reported in Upper Egypt Aswan, Youm7 reported Monday.

Abdel-Nabi al-Sayyed Ahmed, 45, contracted the virus and was quarantined in the Aswan Fever Hospital, a medial source told Youm7 on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to brief the media.

Ten days ago, Ahmed suffered from fever; the initial diagnoses showed that he was suffering from gastric ulcer and typhoid fever.

Two fatal cases out of 54 documented infections were announced Monday by the Palestinian Health Authority.

In February, swine flu resurfaced in Egypt as former Minister of Health Maha Rabat announced that a total 38 people died and hundreds others were hospitalized nationwide.

In 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced H1N1 virus a pandemic virus; Cairo  ordered the culling of all pigs in the country .

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