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 H5N1 virus. This is the 14th case this year and the 35th person to become infected with the H5N1 virus in Cambodia. Of the 35 confirmed cases, 24 were children under 14, and 21 of the 35 were female. In addition, only 5 cases out of 14 cases this year survived.

The 14th case, a three-year-old boy from Balang Village, Khan SomOrk commune, Kampong Trabek district in Prey Veng province was confirmed positive for human H5N1 avian influenza on 10th July 2013 by Institut Pasteur du Cambodge. The boy developed fever on 3th July and his grandfather treated him with oral medication purchased from the local village drugstore.On 6th July, he was taken to a private clinic as his fever did not improve. His condition worsened with cough and dyspnea. On 8th July the boy was admitted to KanthaBopha Hospital with fever, cough and dyspnea. In KanthaBopha Hospital, he was treated with Tamiflu on 9th July and is currently in a stable condition.Download