Global Alert and Response (GAR)

Avian influenza – situation in Cambodia

The Ministry of Health of Cambodia has announced a new confirmed case of human infection with the H5N1 avian influenza virus.

The 27-year-old male, from Prey Veng Province, developed symptoms on 13 April 2010, was admitted to the hospital on 16 April and died the following day. The presence of the H5N1 virus was confirmed by the National Influenza Centre, the Institute Pasteur in Cambodia. The patient prepared and consumed sick poultry in the 7 days before onset of symptoms.

To date, Cambodia has reported 10 laboratory confirmed cases with 8 deaths since 2005.

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