The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Kingdom of Cambodia wishes to advise members of the public that two new human cases of avian influenza have been confirmed for the H5N1 virus. These are the 19th and 20th cases this year and the 40th and 41st persons to become infected with the H5N1 virus in Cambodia. The 20th case died on 17th September. Of the 41 confirmed cases, 30 were children under 14, and 24 of the 41 were female. In addition, only 9 cases out of the 20 cases this year survived.

The 19th case, a 5-year-oJd girl from Prey Slek village, Prey Slek commune, Traing district in Takeo province confirmed positive for human H5N1 avian influenza on 14th September by Institut Pasteur du Cambodge. The girl developed fever on 7th September and her family initially sought treatment for her in a private clinic. Her condition later worsened and the girl was admitted to Kantha Bopha Hospital on 12th September with fever, dyspnea, cyanosis, somnolence, cough and chest pain. Laboratory samples were taken and Tamiflu administered on 13th September. The girl recovers and is discharged from the hospital today.Download