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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Cambodia reports 21st bird flu case in 2013

Via Xinhua :

An eight-year-old girl from Cambodia's eastern Kampong Thom province has been confirmed for the H5N1 virus, bringing the number of the cases to 21 so far this year, a joint statement by the World Health Organization and the Cambodian Health Ministry said Tuesday.

The little girl was confirmed positive for human H5N1 avian influenza last week after she was admitted to the Jayavarman VII Hospital in Siem Reap province with fever, cough, vomiting and dyspnea, the statement said.
"The girl has been treated with Tamiflu and her condition is now stable," it said.
"Investigations revealed that the girl had come into direct contact with dead poultry when she helped prepare a meal from a chicken that had died earlier," it added.
Only 10 out of the 21 cases this year survived."

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