Wednesday, June 10, 2009

US Embassy Directive on H1N1 Flu in Egypt

Date: June 09, 2009

To: The American Community

From: Embassy of the United States, Cairo

Subject: Warden Message dated June 09, 2009

This Warden Message alerts U.S. citizens to the latest information regarding human cases of 2009-H1N1 Influenza. The Egyptian Ministry of Health has reported eight confirmed cases of H1N1 virus in Egypt. Seven of these cases are students from the American University in Cairo, all resident in AUC's downtown Zamalek dormitory. AUC has suspended classes and campus activities through Sunday morning, June 14, 2009, and all residents of the Zamalek dormitory are currently in quarantine, are being tested, and will remain under observation for one week. Cairo airport has also instituted new health screening procedures and they can be found at http://egypt. usembassy. gov/consular/ pa060809. htm

The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that most cases of influenza are not 2009-H1N1 Influenza. Any questions or concerns about influenza or other illnesses should be directed to a medical professional. Although the Embassy cannot provide medical advice or provide medical services to the public, a list of hospitals and doctors can be found on our website at http://egypt. usembassy. gov.

For further information about 2009-H1N1 Influenza, including steps you can take to stay healthy, please consult the Department of State information at http://travel. travel/cis_ pa_tw/pa/ pa_pandemic. html, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control website at http://www.cdc. gov/h1n1flu/ , the U.S. Government pandemic influenza website at, and the World Health Organization website at http://www.who. int/csr/disease/ swineflu/ en/index. html. For additional travel safety information, please consult the State Department's website at

1 comment:

Hicham said...

Hi Kim,
Thanks Kim for sharing the links, and you've a nice blog.

The toll rised up today - Wednesday 6/11/2009 - to be 10 confirmed cases as you might have heared on the News. This didn't surprise me since the boarders are widely open but luckly -and thank God- that they detected the cases but I am worried about that they might catch new cases. Let's wait and see.

Anyway for sure I wish the 10 cases a speedy recovery and as we say in Arabic: Allah ystor.

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