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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Flu kills another Cambodian tot

Via The Standard :

" A two-year-old Cambodian girl has died of bird flu, the country's fourth known fatality - all children - from the virus this year.

The girl from southern Kampot province died on Friday, a day after she was admitted to hospital, officials said in a statement with the World Health Organization yesterday.

Tests confirmed she had the H5N1 virus, it said, adding that the girl had direct contact with dead chickens in a village where most of the poultry perished in recent weeks.

Health Minister Mam Bunheng urged parents to keep kids from birds as H5N1 "remains a serious threat to the health of all Cambodians and more so for children."

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