The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Kingdom of Cambodia wishes to advise members of the public that one more new human case of avian influenza has been confirmed positive for the H5Nl virus. This is 13th case this year and the 34th person to become infected with the H5Nl virus in Cambodia. Of the 34 confirmed cases, 23 were children under 14, and 21 of the 34 were female. In addition, there were only 4 cases out of 13 cases this year survived.

The 13th case, a six-year-old girl from Preyleu village, Bantheay Meas commune, Bantheay Meas district in Kampot province was confmned positive for human H5Nl avian influenza on 28th June 2013 by Institut Pasteur du Cambodge. She developed fever and headache on 24th June. On 26th June her condition worsened with cough and dyspnea and she was taken to a private clinic. On 28th June, the girl was admitted to Kantha Bopha Hospital with fever, dyspnea and cough. In Kantha Bopha Hospital, the girl was treated with Tamiflu but died later in the night. There have been recent poultry deaths in the village and the girl was likely to be exposed to sick and dead poultry before she became sick.Download