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Cambodia - 1 New H5N1 Fatal Case, 6 year old, Kampong Cham Province - Avian influenza Update 6 (WHO, August 19 2011)

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  • Laidback Al
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    Re: Avian influenza situation in Cambodia - update 6 (WHO, August 19 2011): One New H5N1 Fatal Case, 6 year old, Kampong Cham Province

    With the confirmation of this case, the world has experienced 49 human cases of H5N1 so far this year. This is one more case than was reported for all of 2010. With four more months in this calendar year we can expect at least several more confirmed cases for 2011.

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  • Cambodia - 1 New H5N1 Fatal Case, 6 year old, Kampong Cham Province - Avian influenza Update 6 (WHO, August 19 2011)

    [Source: World Health Organization, full text: (LINK). Edited.]
    Avian influenza situation in Cambodia - update 6



    19 August 2011 -The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Kingdom of Cambodia has announced a confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A (H5N1) virus.

    The case was a 6 year old female from Taing Thleung Village, Mepring Commune, Cheung Prey District, Kampong Cham Province.

    She developed symptoms on 7 August, was initially treated by local practitioners with no effect and was later admitted to Kantha Bopha Children Hospital in Phnom Penh on 12 August. She died on 14 August, two days after admission.

    There have been reports of poultry die off in her village and the case is reported to have had exposure to sick poultry. The female is the eighteenth person in Cambodia to become infected with the H5N1 virus and the sixteenth to die from complications of the disease. All eight cases of H5N1 infections in humans in Cambodia this year have been fatal.
    The National and local Rapid Response Teams (RRT) are conducting outbreak investigation and response following the national protocol. Health education messages are ongoing in the community. To date none of the human contacts have tested positive for A (H5N1).
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