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Respecting Dwarfs- A Lesson To Be Learnt From Ancient Egyptians

A retrospective study conducted by researchers from the Georgetown University hospital has revealed that dwarfs in ancient Egypt had received their much-deserved respect. An examination of the biological // remains and other art forms demonstrated that dwarfism was not considered as a form of physical deformity. ..Infact, ancient Egyptians even worshipped Gods with a short stature. Dwarfs also h...

First Bird Flu Related Human Death Confirmed In Egypt

The first human bird flu related death has been reported in Egypt, the most populous North African country. Laboratory examinations revealed that the 30 year old woman //, indeed died as a consequence of the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain of bird flu. ....The victim from Nawa village in Qalyubiya, some 40 km north of here, died early Friday morning in a Cairo hospital where she had been treated f...

Elephantiasis Is Eliminated In Egypt Due To Mass Drug Administration

Egypt was in the clutches of elephantiasis or lymphatic filariasis (LF) as it is officially called by the medicos for a long time//. An autopsy on the 3,000-year-old mummified body of Natsef-Amun, an Egyptian priest during the time of Ramses XI, revealed the presence of filarial worms. It is one of the world's most disfiguring diseases. This condition is caused by a microscopic parasitic worm spr...

Complex Surgery Performed on Eight-Month-Old Egyptian Girl

A complex congenital heart surgery was successfully performed on an eight-month-old Egyptian girl at a leading private hospital here.// ....Ebtisam Ibrahim was initially evaluated by a team of paediatric cardiologists of Frontier Lifeline Hospital and was diagnosed to have complete atrio-ventricular septal defect with lung pressures -- a condition wherein there are holes in the upper and lower c...

Egypt Prepares for a Bird Flu Outbreak

..Egypt is bracing itself for an outbreak of the deadly bird flu following reports of four new cases in Cairo and Sohaj governorates.// ....The first of these cases was reported in the village of Al-Rakakna, in the Sohag province, some 490 kilometers or 305 miles south of Cairo. ....Following this report all poultry on the farm were slaughtered and tests are underway to check that none of the pe...

New human H5N1 bird flu case in Egypt

According to officials and experts, slow behavioural change in Egypt in spite of the extensive awareness campaigns, has resulted in a fresh case of human H5N1 bird flu, since May.// ..A woman in the northern delta province of Gharbiya has been detected with the most aggressive form of bird flu virus, H5N1. ..According to the health officials, the woman, Hanan Abul Magd, 39, was suffering from h...

Seventh Human Succumbs to Bird Flu in Egypt

Egypt has recorded the seventh human death due to bird flu, according to the recent communiqué by the Health Ministry.// .. ..Health ministry spokesperson Abdel Rahman Shaheen said "It is the seventh death due to bird flu. The lady contracted the disease while slaughtering domestic poultry, and was taken to hospital on October 4 after suffering from fever.” .. ..Egypt has been in the line of fi...

Egypt reports fresh bird flu infection

A new infection of the deadly H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus among domestic fowls has been discovered in Egypt, the official news// agency MENA reported Saturday. ....The Health Ministry said that new infection was discovered in Luxor, some 680 km south of Cairo. Tests on domestic birds at the city's Najaa al-Abayda Lab turned up positive for the H5N1 virus, said the ministry's spokesman Abde...

Eighth Human Dies Due to Bird Flu in Egypt

According to reports from World Health Organization (WHO), an Egyptian woman succumbed to bird flu.// With this, the total number of human deaths due to bird flu has gone up to eight, since March 2006. ....The woman aged 30 years had been admitted to Cairo's Abbasiyafever hospital on Saturday, but she was detected with H5N1 barely a few hours before she died. Though she had been under the care o...

Bird Flu Claims Next Egyptian Victim

A 17-year-old girl is the next to succumb to bird flu, bringing the death toll from the dreaded disease in the country, to 20.// ..Hassan el-Bushra, regional adviser for communicable diseases surveillance for the World Health Organization said the girl was believed to have been infected after coming into contact with sick and dead birds. ..Egypt's state news agency MENA identified the girl as N...

Modern Medicine Originated in Egypt, Not Greece

The origins of modern medicine lay along the Nile in ancient Egypt and not with Hippocrates and the Greeks, a recent research by the KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology at the University of Manchester has revealed. ......The research team discovered the evidence in medical papyri written in 1,500BC, about 1,000 years before Hippocrates was born. ......"Classical scholars have always considere...

Bird Flu Claims Its 14th Human Victim in Egypt

According to confirmation received from The Ministry of Health in Egypt, a 15-year-old girl has succumbed to// bird flu infection on 10th of April. The girl hailing from Cairo Governate was sick with symptoms of bird flu. She was admitted to a hospital but did not survive the infection. .. ..In Egypt, nearly 34 humans have been infected with bird flu of the virulent H5N1 strain. ....Scientists...

Girl Infected With Bird Flu in Egypt

A 10-year-old girl tested positive on Friday for the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu, raising to 35 the number of cases reported in Egypt, a World Health Organisation official said. ......John Jabbour, a WHO official in Cairo, told AFP that the girl from the southern province of Qena, whom he did not name, was in "very critical" condition. ......She was being treated with Tamiflu since being ho...

Bird Flu Risk Still Running High in Egypt, Indonesia, WHO Says

The fight against bird flu has improved around the world, but the situation remains critical in Egypt and Indonesia where the risk of the H5N1 virus mutating into a major human threat remains high, the UN health agency said Wednesday. ......"In the 15 or so countries in Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East where the H5N1 virus was introduced during the past six months, it was rapidly detect...

Egypt Outlaws All Female Circumcision

The Egyptian government announced plans on Thursday to ban all female circumcision, the widely-practised removal of the clitoris which just days ago cost the life of a 12-year-old girl. ......Officially the practice, which affects both Muslim and Christian women in Egypt and goes back to the time of the pharaohs, was banned in 1997 but doctors were allowed to operate "in exceptional cases". .....

Egyptian Boy Has Bird Flu

A four-year-old Egyptian boy has been diagnosed as having contracted the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus, state news agency MENA quoted the health ministry as announcing on Saturday. ......Emad Mohammed al-Daramalli, from the Upper Egypt province of Qena, was hospitalised with a high fever on Thursday. ......He became the 37th case of the virus reported in Egypt since the first outbreak was announced...

Egyptian Clerics Say Female Circumcision Un-Islamic

Egypt's Muslim religious hierarchy issued a decree on the state MENA news agency on Tuesday outlawing female circumcision as un-Islamic as the authorities prepared to submit a total ban to parliament. ......"The traditional form of excision is a practice totally banned by Islam because of the compelling evidence of the extensive damage it causes to women's bodies and minds," said the decree iss...
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