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Hepatitis C Epidemiology

Sunday 18 March, 2007

Egypt is definitely one of the countries with highest incidence (definition) and prevalence (definition) of Hepatitis C.

Check this map, click it, and read more…

Read:

The World Health Organization (WHO) fact sheet on hepatitis C
Hepatitis C: The silent Killer
Study examines the incidence and risk factors associated with Hepatitis C infection in rural Egypt
– Study: Intrafamilial transmission of hepatitis C in Egypt

Want to know more about bird flu?

Saturday 17 March, 2007

In the prelab lecture, I gave you a very brief idea about the efforts to contain the avian flu epidemic. Below is a list of resources that may help you discover more about this very serious viral threat.

* Check out:
Transmission of avian flu
Why/How avian flu infects humans?
The NAMRU-3 laboratory in Egypt

Resources:

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) report
The World Health Organization (WHO) report
Wikipedia page
PandemicFlu.gov
Infleunza Virus Resource: Information, Search and Analysis
influenzacentre.org
The bird flu blog
Bird flu monitor


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