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TMCNet:  Cambodia reports 7th bird flu case so far this year

[February 12, 2013]

Cambodia reports 7th bird flu case so far this year

PHNOM PENH, Feb 12, 2013 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Cambodia reported on Wednesday that another 4-year-old girl has contracted Avian Influenza H5N1, becoming the seventh person who infected the virus in 2013.

Dr. Denis Laurent, deputy director of Kantha Bopha Children's Hospital, which is the kingdom's largest pediatric hospital, said the victim is from Angkor Phnom Touch commune, Angkor Chey district of Southwestern Kampot province. She has received medical treatment at the hospital in Phnom Penh since last Wednesday.

"Now, her condition is stable," he told Xinhua over telephone on Wednesday.

So far this year, five of seven confirmed human H5N1 cases have been fatal.

The country sees the worst outbreak of the virus this year since the disease was first identified in Jan. 2004. To date, the country has recorded 28 human cases of the virus, killing 24 people.

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