Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Cambodia: One More Human Death #H5N1 in Kampong Cham

[On Feb. 19th, I reported this suspected case, located here.  We know from this article that he was taken to hospital on the 19th.  If he died last night (25th) he would have been in hospital for 7 days and not 4 days as reported below]
18/2 AI news broke out in the district Stueng Trang and Prey Chhor in Province Kongpong Cham, the country's capital, Phnom Penh is about 120 km to the east.

Alert on quoted health officials said there were 385 birds died in the past few days. A man in this province were carried out after testing suspected H5N1 virus infection by eating dead duck.

February 26, 2013

These are deaths 8th bird flu in Cambodia since early 2013 and is the 9th song in the world.
Thoeun Doeun name victims, 35 years old, living in Trung Trang, , Eastern Kampong Cham Province. "He died last night after 4 days of treatment at Calmete Hospital in Phnom Penh," sister named Suon Sokhy of patient information with Xinhua.

She said her sick before he came in contact with a dead duck, then cook it. "The doctors said he was infected with bird flu virus," she said.

Sonny Krishnan - contact staff of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Cambodia - confirm this information. He urged vigilance with avian influenza, said the slaughter of cooking at home and bring sick or dead poultry is dangerous, should be terminated.

He asked parents to keep their children close to or in contact with poultry and poultry should not be in the house because children are the most vulnerable to disease due to weakened immune systems.
Cambodian Health Minister Mam Bunheng urging people to be more careful about the outbreak of avian influenza. "I ask people not to eat sick or dead poultry - he told reporters on the sidelines of a meeting held on 26-2 - Poultry should be cooked is safe to eat".

Cambodia detect avian influenza in humans for the first time on May 1-2004. So far, it has infected 30 people, including 27 deaths.


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