Archive for February, 2009

HCV in Egypt – A HOT SPOT!


This week’s post is about Hepatitis C Virus;

Today’s post is prepared by a friend of mine – Mahmoud Fawzy – a student at the German University in Egypt (Pharmacy) … He and some of his colleagues acting as a team in a competition for planning for and conducting an awareness campaign in Egypt about HCV … for More info you can visit his blog  (http://hcacamp.wordpress.com)



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West Nile Virus … A Long TRIP!


Peace be Upon You All … and welcome to the new post of ViroMag The Weekly Virology Magazine

This week’s post is about West Nile Virus;

Yesterday I had a talk with a colleague in the Entomology Department about Tropical Medicine, and we talked about Leishmania (which is not a virus), also about Dengue virus (causing Dengue fever and Dengue hemorrhagic fever), but I chose for this week’s post WEST NILE VIRUS … I don’t know why exactly I chose WNV but It just came to my mind … both viruses (Dengue and West Nile Virus) are transmitted by Insects;


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Ebola – For the Public!

Peace be upon YOU all, and Welcome to this 3rd post of ViroMag your Weekly Virology Magazine

This week’s post is about EBOLA; What is Ebola hemorrhagic fever?

The reason I chose Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever for this week’s post is that I know it has a fearful sound for many people … So in this post I decided to Introduce Ebola – for the public in a simple, informative, and illustrated way …


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9 February 2009 — The Ministry of Health and Population of Egypt has announced a new human case of avian influenza A(H5N1) virus infection. The case is a one and a half year old male from the Maghagha District of Menia Governorate. His symptoms began on 6 February and he was hospitalized at the Maghagha Fever Hospital on 7 February where he remains in a stable condition. Infection with the H5N1 avian influenza virus was confirmed by the Egyptian Central Public Health Laboratory.

Investigations into the source of his infection indicate a history of close contact with dead poultry prior to becoming ill.

Of the 55 cases confirmed to date in Egypt, 23 have been fatal.



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Peace be upon you all, and welcome to the new post of  ViroMag

In this post I wll try to give some basic knowledge about Avian Influenza and to allude to some  of the worries concerning a future pandemic … Being a BIG issue to talk about in a single post, I will do as much as I can, and after reading the article if you would require any more info about certain issues concerning Influenza Virus or other flu stuff; I would be happy if you leave a comment and I’d see how I can help



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