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Egypt said that there is no danger of the spread of an unknown disease.

Egypt said that there is no danger of the spread of an unknown disease.

There is no fear of transmission of a viral infection from one of the villages of the Egyptian province of Qena to other areas, the water indicators in the village are normal,  Ragi Tawadros, deputy head of the provincial health department said.

On Monday, Egyptian Health Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar said there was no reason to worry about an unknown illness among residents of the village of El Alikat in Qena province, located in the central part of the country. In this locality, cases of an unknown disease have been recorded, among the symptoms of which are high fever, bone pain and fatigue.

“There is no fear of transmission of the viral infection to other areas,” Tawadros said, noting that the authorities have no intention of introducing quarantine in the village.

According to him, in a village with a population of 4.2 thousand, 150-200 people fell ill.

“Water samples were normal. There are no dengue mosquitoes,” Tawadros said, pointing out that the symptoms of high fever can be caused by many causes, such as fever, gastroenteritis and mosquito-borne diseases, and are treated thanks to a good rest with antipyretics and analgesics.


He also added that Egypt “does not require any foreign assistance to control the epidemiological situation.


Earlier, the Egyptian media reported about an unknown illness among the inhabitants of a village in the province of Qena, the country’s Ministry of Health announced that it had sent medical teams to the site to take samples from the sick and environmental objects. In the village of El Alikat, about 200 people were reported to have contracted an unknown disease, the symptoms of which are similar to colds, flu, gastroenteritis and fever. Speculation appeared in the media that what happened could be an outbreak of Dengue fever.