Friday, April 23, 2010

Cambodia: Influenza - Bird flu death confirmed by government

A 27-year-old man from Prey Veng province’s Kampong Leav district died late last week after contracting the A(H5N1) virus, known as bird flu, officials said Wednesday. According to a press release issued by the Health Ministry and World Health Organisation, the man died on April 17 as a result of ‘‘respiratory complications’’ four days after he became ‘‘sick at home with high fever’’. His was the 10th confirmed human case of bird flu since the virus was first detected in Cambodia in 2004, and the eighth confirmed death.

To read more: http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2010042237776/National-news/influenza-bird-flu-death-confirmed-by-government.html

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