He initially was treated by a local practitioner, as many others this year were. In this case, he developed a frequent cough and dypsnea, only 2 days after the onset, which was a fever only. To develop labored or difficult breathing two days after the onset is troubling. What is more concerning, is that he was hospitalized 3 days after the labored breathing began and was treated with Tamiflu. The Tamiflu did not help, and he developed pneumonia.
Here is a summary:
Date: February 26, 2013Name: 35 (Male)From: Kbl Ou Village, Me Sar Chrey commune, Stueng Trang, Kampong Cham ProvinceOnset: 2/8 fever; worsened on 2/10 w/frequent cough, dypsneaAdm: Local practitionerAdm: 2/13 Kampong Cham Hosp. Treated with TamifluAdm: 2/19, Hospital Benh Calmete, Phnom Penh (MOH Statement says 2/21) Developed pneumoniaNotes: Contact with dead Ducks and eating.Confirmation: Positive on 2/23/19DOD: 2/25