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Published On: Thu, Oct 31st, 2013

H5N1 avian influenza: Cambodia reports 22nd case in girl from Battambang province

The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Kingdom of Cambodia has announced a new human case of H5N1 avian influenza, according to a ministry press release Wednesday.

Avian influenza.  Image/CDC

Avian influenza. Image/CDC

According to the release:

The case is a 6-year-old girl from Romdoul village, O Romdoul commune, Phnom Preuk district, Battambang province confirmed positive for human H5N1 human avian influenza on 24th October 2013 by Institut Pasteur du Cambodge. The girl developed fever on 14th October 2013. On 15th October 2013, her parents sought treatment for her in the village. The girl’s condition worsened and the girl was referred to the Jayavarman VII Hospital in Siem Reap. On 19th October 2013 she was admitted to the Jayavarman VII Hospital with fever, cough, abdominal pain, running nose, sore throat and dyspnea. Laboratory samples were taken on 22nd October and Tamiflu administered on 24th October. The girl is currently in a stable condition.

This brings the total number of human H5N1 avian influenza cases to 22 this year.

The investigation reveals that chickens and ducks have recently died in the girl’s neighbor’s house and in nearly villages.

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The people at the blog, Avian Flu Diary, breaks down the H5N1 situation in Cambodia as follows:

Cambodia today reports their 22nd human infection of the year – that number now eclipsing the aggregate of all previous cases reported between 2005 and the end of 2012.

 

2005 – 4 cases                     2010 – 1 case

2006 – 2 cases                     2011 – 8 cases

2007 – 1 case                       2012 – 3 cases

2008 – 1 case                       2013 – 22 cases

2009 – 1 case                      

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