Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Cambodia reports 10th bird flu case this year #H5N1

[Hat-tip Flu Trackers:]

PHNOM PENH, April 3 (Xinhua) -- A six-year-old boy from Southwestern Kampot province was confirmed to have contracted with Avian Influenza H5N1, bringing the number of the cases to 10 and the death toll remained at eight in 2013, a health expert said Wednesday. "The boy was admitted to the Kantha Bopha Hospital in Phnom Penh on March 31 for severe pneumonia, and he was tested positive for H5N1 at the Instituts Pasteur on Tuesday,"Dr. Denis Laurent, deputy director of the hospital, told Xinhua."The boy is still alive, but in severe conditions."
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen repeatedly appealed to television and radio stations to broadly educate people about the outbreaks of Avian Influenza H5N1 virus, which has killed eight people so far this year.

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