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Egypt

14 hospitalized after eating homemade meals in Beheira

Wednesday 14/February/2018 - 03:21 PM
Sada El Balad
Sada ElBalad-Yara Sameh

Chaos and panic had hit Shubra Khit village after 14 people were food poisoned on Wednesday، after eating homemade fish meals، in Beheira governorate.

They were taken to Shubra Khit general hospital for treatment، where they received the necessary medical treatment.

Major General Alaa Eddin Abdel Fattah، director of the Beheira security، received a notification from Shubra Khit hospital of the accident.

After an initial investigation، and interviewing the victims، they confirmed that they ate a homemade fish meal in their homes، and felt severe fatigue afterwards.

Centre for Social and Preventive Medicine is currently taking samples from the meal for analysis، meanwhile report of the incident is being released for the presentation to the Public Prosecution.

Noteworthy، At least 250 people are birth every minute، and 105 others pass away.

Egypt is one of the most populous countries in Africa and the Middle East. With a 2015 estimated population of 84.7 million، Egypt ranks 15th in the world، according to world population review.

Egypt's population is estimated at almost 85 million in 2015، up from the last official census figure of 72.7 million in 2006.

Estimates made in 2012 predicted the population growth rate to be 1.922%، and a fertility rate of 2.94 children born per woman، the latter in line with South Asian and Middle Eastern averages. 

Approximately 2.7 million Egyptians are found living abroad، as estimated by the International Organization for Migration. 

During 1970 to 2010، there was a population boom due to advancements in agricultural productivity and medical fields، which were made possible due to the Green Revolution. Over the years، population has increased and decreased، due to erratic fluctuation patterns.

Life expectancy at birth in Egypt in 2012 was estimated at 72.93 years for the total population، with 70.33 years for the male population، and 75.66 years for the female population. The birth rate was of 24.22 births for 1000 people، and the death rate of 4.8 deaths for 1000 people.

Data published by WHO (World Health Organisation) in 2011 showed life expectancy in Egypt at 73.3 for the total population، with 71.3 years for males and 75.4 for females، giving it a world life expectancy ranking of 92 by both WHO and the CIA. Egypt shares this position with countries like Algeria، Dominican Republic، Iran، Nicaragua and Samoa.

Total education expenditures in 2008 constituted 3.8% of GDP، while health expenditures made in 2009 amounted 6.4% of GDP). In 2012، net migration was -0.2 migrants for 1000 people. The literacy rate calculated in 2010 gave a figure of 72% of the total population; 63.5% females and 80.3% males. The official language is Arabic، while other widely understood and spoken languages by the upper classes include English and French.

Egypt’s population is generally rising at an extremely progressive rate، which is causing concern within the government، and an increase in expenditure on family planning policies. There is no doubt about the fact that Egypt’s population has been and will keep increasing as stabilization returns to the county، with forecasts predicting a total population of 123.5 million in 2050.

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