Monday, January 28, 2013

Cambodia Reports 3 New Bird Flu Cases, 2 Fatal

Cambodia on Friday reported three new human cases of bird flu, two of them fatal, in the first three weeks of this year. That’s as many cases as the Southeast Asian country reported in all of 2012.

The cases are among the first reported in 2013 for the virulent H5N1 virus, which the World Health Organization says has killed 360 other people worldwide since surfacing in 2003.

WHO and Cambodia’s health ministry announced that a 15-year-old girl in a village in southeastern Takeo province and a 35-year-old man in central Kampong Speu Province died after being hospitalized with H5N1, better known as bird flu. An 8-month-old boy in the capital, Phnom Penh, was treated and survived.

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