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Russia tightens health measures on flights from Egypt following spread of unknown disease

The Russian supervisory authority has tightened health measures on flights from Egypt following the emergence of a mysterious disease, the Tass news agency reported.

Health control and quarantine measures on flights from Egypt have been strengthened due to the spread of an unknown disease in Upper Egypt, a statement from the Russian supervisory authority said.

Egyptian TV host Amr Adib on Saturday reported that 200 people in Qena governorate were infected with a strange disease which symptoms included high fever, headache, fatigue, and stomach pain.

During his show on the “al-Hekaya” (The Story) show on MBC Masr, Adib said that the Ministry of Health and Population moved and took urgent measures into the matter.

The Egyptian Ministry of Health issued a statement on Sunday, after 250 people from the village of al-Aleqat, Qena Governorate, came down with symptoms from a mysterious disease of unknown cause.

The Egyptian Health Ministry in its statement explained that the symptoms that patients suffer from do not form a unified pattern, range from mild to moderate, and do not require hospitalization.

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