July 12, 2013
A three-year-old boy from Cambodia's eastern Prey Veng province has been confirmed positive for the avian influenza H5N1, bringing the number of the cases to 14 so far this year, a joint statement by the World Health Organization and Cambodian Health Ministry said Friday.
Only five cases out of the 14 cases this year survived.
The 14th victim was confirmed positive for H5N1 on Wednesday, the statement said, adding that the boy was admitted to the Kantha Bopha Hospital with fever, dyspnea and cough Monday.
"At the hospital, he was treated with Tamiflu and is currently in stable condition,"it said.
"There were recent deaths among poultry in the village and the boy was likely to be exposed to sick and dead poultry before he became sick,"it added.