Third fatality from Assiut mystery virus
Tue, 13/10/2015 - 15:02
A woman died in the Dashlout village of Assiut from the same mysterious virus that killed two others two weeks ago.
Meanwhile, the head of the Health Ministry’s Preventive Medicine Department is in Assiut to examine 62 cases in the village and two other neighboring villages suffering from the same symptoms.
The woman’s brother, Ali Fathy, said she had a fever. “The doctor gave her antibiotics, but they did not work,” he said, adding that the virus is spreading quickly in the village.
Dr. Mostafa al-Bakry, director of the Dairout Fever Hospital, said a large number of patients were admitted in the last two months from Dashlout and other villages suffering from the same symptoms.
“It is not typhoid,” he said. “It is similar to the influenza virus, but stays in the body longer.”
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Yo