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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Cambodia reports 3rd bird flu case this year

Via Xinhua :

A four-year-old boy from Cambodia's northeastern Kratie Province has been confirmed for H5N1 human avian influenza, becoming the 3rd case this year, said a joint statement by the World Health Organization and the Cambodian Health Ministry on Wednesday.

The boy was confirmed positive for the virus last Friday after he had onset fever, running nose, vomiting, sore throat and cough, the statement said.
"The boy was admitted to Kratie Provincial Hospital on Thursday last week and Tamiflu was administered on the same day," it said. "The symptoms were mild and the boy is now in good condition."
The statement said the boy had direct exposure with dead and sick poultry six days before his illness."

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