Less than two months after it began, the Kingdom’s current outbreak of bird flu has become the country’s largest on record.
Thirty-five-year-old Thoeun Doeun from Kampong Cham died on Monday at
about 11pm, becoming the ninth known case and eighth death since the
outbreak began. That matches the death toll and surpasses by one the
number of cases reported in the entire 2011 outbreak, which spanned a
period of approximately seven months.
“At the moment there’s still no human-to-human transmission of the
H5N1 virus, and the disease is still of limited transmissibility between
poultry and humans. But we are keeping a very close eye at the village
and community level.”