Cambodia reports H5N1 avian influenza death of 11-year-old in Prey Veng province, MOH reports 12 more people infected


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The Cambodian Ministry of Health reports that an 11-year-old male in Roleang Village, Romlech Municipality, Sithor Kandal District, Prey Veng Province has died after contracting H5N1 avian influenza, the first case in Cambodia in nine years (March 14, 2014).

H5N1 Avian Influenza/CDC

The girls started showing symptoms on February 16 (fever, cough and sore throat), and they received treatment in the village for three days without improvement before they were transferred to the Children’s National Hospital in Phnom Penh on February 21. And she died the next day.

All 25 chickens and ducks in the girl’s house died, said M Rachna, a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. “Her house had twenty-two chickens and three ducks…but no one ate them; they were all burnt.”

today, Khmer Times reports The Emergency Response Team of the Ministry of Health found 12 people infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza type A (H5N1) in Pri Vieng Province.

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