Egypt reports four more cases of A/H1N1 flu
Egypt reported four more cases of influenza A/H1N1 on Thursday, bringing the total number of the flu in the populous country to 112, according to the Ministry of Health, Xinhua reported.
The first two cases were British women, 20 and 54 years old respectively, who came to Egypt from Britain, Health Ministry spokesman Abdel Rahman Shahine said in a statement.
Two Egyptian sisters, six and nine years old, who just came back to Egypt with their family from Saudi Arabia, have also contracted the novel flu, said the spokesman.
Shahine said the health condition of the new cases is stable after proper treatment, adding that about 93 of the country's total 112 cases have recovered.
On June 2, Egypt reported its first A/H1N1 flu case, a 12-year- old Egyptian-American girl coming from the United States via the Netherlands.
Egypt, the most populous Arab country hit hard by the fatal bird flu in 2006, decided in late April to cull all pigs in the country to stem the highly infectious flu A/H1N1.
So far, the novel flu virus has caused 94,512 infections in some 136 countries and regions, with 429 deaths, according to latest figures released by the World Health Organization, which on June 11 formally announced the first pandemic in the 21st century.