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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Cambodia reports 18th human case of bird flu this year

Via Shanghai Daily :

 A 15-month-old boy in the capital's Russei Keo district has been diagnosed with H5N1 virus, bringing the number of the cases to 18 so far this year, a joint statement by the World Health Organization and Cambodian Health Ministry said Wednesday.
The boy was confirmed positive for human H5N1 avian influenza last Friday after he was admitted to the Kantha Bopha Hospital with fever, cough, diarrhea, sneezing, lethargy and dyspnea, the statement said.
"The boy was treated with Tamiflu and he is in a stable condition," it said.
"Investigations are being carried out by the Ministry of Health in the boy's village in order to determine whether the child came into contact with sick or dead poultry," the statement said.
Only eight cases out of the 18 cases this year survived.
The latest death case was a 9-year-old boy from northwestern Battambang province, who died last month.
Avian influenza H5N1 remains a serious threat to the health of all Cambodians, Health Minister Mam Bunheng said."

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