CAIRO: Swine flu in Egypt has substantially declined, announced the Central Operation Room of Crisis and Disaster Management at Information and Decision Support Center at the Cabinet of Ministers.
The Ministry of Health has announced that the number of swine flu cases in Egypt is substantially declining by nearly half.
The number of cases is now 16,164, according to the latest swine flu report; of these cases 15,891 have received treatment and recovered, which is 98.3 percent.
These include 5,615 cases reported in schools and 865 reported in universities. Due to the decline of the virus, during the second semester of the academic year, there will be no shutting down of any classrooms where the H1N1 virus appears. Precautionary measures will be limited to giving the student who exhibits swine flu symptoms one week off.
On the other hand, the death toll from the H1N1 virus has reached 273 with one swine flu related death during the past two weeks.
But despite the substantial decrease in the number of new swine flu cases since the beginning of February, the Ministry of Health still advises all citizens to take all the precautionary measures against he virus.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health has announced one death from bird flu, a four-year-old boy from the Bani Suef, raising the death toll from the virus to 33 since it first appeared in Egypt in 2006.
Inspection committees are currently going around the country inspecting bird farms at the different governorates which led them to discover bird flu centers, according to the IDSC.