Monday, January 28, 2013

Cambodia Ministry of Health Statement on 1/25/13

 This is a Press release dated 1/25/13. 

Joint Press Release Between The Ministry of Health Kingdom of Cambodia and the World Health Organization (WHO).

The Statement goes on to say the first case was an 8 month old from Chrey Korng Village, Sangkat Chorm Chao, Khan Por Sen Chey, Phnom Penh.  He developed symptoms on 1/8, was brought to the hospital on 1/9, samples were sent on 1/11, with results on 1/22. 

The 2nd case, a 15 year old female was from Snao Village, Snao Commune, Prey Kabass district in Takeo Province.  She becameill on 1/11, was initially treated by a private practitioner, and admitted to hospital on the 1th.  She died on the 21st.

The 3rd case was a 35 year old man from Trapeang Sla village, Preah Nipean commune, Kong Pisey district, Kampong Speu province.  He has his first symptoms on 1/13, was hospitalized on 1/21.  Being treated by a private practitioner beforehand.  He died shortly after the samples were taken, which was on 1/21/13.

There is a campaign underway to educate the public on avian influenza.  They are also checking close contacts, any epidemiological linkage among the three cases.

The whole statement can be found here.

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