Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Cambodia: Suspected Human Case of #H5N1 Avian Influenza

02/19/2013  Translation
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.
If the test result is positive, this will be the eighth person in Cambodia, H5N1 viruses from 2013 to date.

Deprived week, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Cambodian Ministry of Health said there were 6 deaths from bird flu since the beginning of this year. According to the WHO, since the first bird flu outbreak in the world in the January / 2004, Cambodia had 29 cases with 25 deaths. Cambodian Health Minister Man Bunheng confirmed bird flu still a "serious threat to the people of Cambodia, especially children.

[Below is a Chart of Kongpong Cham Province. You can note how close Tay Ninh Province in Vietnam is. I just posted an article on a H5N1 poultry outbreak there, located here.]

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