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9th New Human Cases of Avian Influenza H5N1 in Cambodia in 2014 E-mail

Joint Press Release From the Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Cambodia, and the World Health Organization (WHO)

Phnom Penh, 17 March 2014

The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Kingdom of Cambodia wishes to advise members of the public that one (1) new human case of avian influenza has been confirmed for the H5N1 virus. This is the 9th case this year and the 56th person to become infected with the H5N1 virus in Cambodia. The case is from Kampot province. Of the 56 confirmed cases, 44 were children under 14, and 30 of the 56 were female. In addition, since the first case happened in Cambodia in 2005 there were 19 cases survived.

A 2-year-old girl from Kandal village, Vat Ang Khang Tboung commune, Banteay Meas district, Kampot province, was tested positive by Institut Pasteur du Cambodge on the 14th March 2014. The girl had onset symptom of fever on 8th March 2014. Her parents sought treatment at a private practitioner on the same day (8th March) and on the next day (9th March). The girl was admitted to a private clinic on the 10th March and in Kantha Bopha Hospital on the 13th March. She had symptoms of fever, cough and dyspnea and Tamiflu was administrated on the same day. The girl died on the 14th March.

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7th and 8th New Human Cases of Avian Influenza H5N1 in Cambodia in 2014 E-mail

Joint Press Release From the Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Cambodia, and the World Health Organization (WHO)

Phnom Penh, 11 March 2014

The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Kingdom of Cambodia wishes to advise members of the public that two (2) new human cases of avian influenza have been confirmed for the H5N1 virus. This is the 7th and 8th cases this year and the 54th and 55th persons to become infected with the H5N1 virus in Cambodia. The cases are from Kandal and Kampong Chnnang provinces. Of the 55 confirmed cases, 43 were children under 14, and 29 of the 55 were female. In addition, since the first case happened in Cambodia in 2005 there were 19 cases survived.

The 7th case, an 8-year-old boy from Spean-Dek village, Prek-TunLoab commune, Leuk-Dek district, Kandal province, was tested positive by Institut Pasteur du Cambodge on the 6th March 2014. The boy had onset symptoms of fever, chill, running nose, sore throat, and cough on 24th February 2014. His parents sought treatment at a private practitioner in the village on the same day. His condition worsened and the boy was admitted to Kantha Bopha Hospital on 4th March. On 4th March, the boy had symptoms of fever, chill, running nose, sore throat, cough, dyspnoea, convulsion and somnolence. The specimen was collected on 5th March and Tamiflu was administered on the same day. The boy is recovering.

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6th New Human Case of Avian Influenza H5N1 in Cambodia in 2014 E-mail

Joint Press Release From the Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Cambodia, and the World Health Organization (WHO)

Phnom Penh, 07 March 2014

The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Kingdom of Cambodia wishes to advise members of the public that one (1) new human case of avian influenza has been confirmed for the H5N1 virus. This is the 6th case this year and the 53rd person to become infected with the H5N1 virus in Cambodia. The case is from Phnom Penh City. Of the 53 confirmed cases, 41 were children under 14, and 29 of the 53 were female. In addition, since the first case happened in Cambodia in 2005 there were only 18 cases survived.

A 3-year-old boy from Prey Lyea village, Sangkat Chom-Chao commune, Khan Por-SenChey district, Phnom Penh province, was detected by the National Institute of Public Health (NIPH) on 3rd March and confirmed positive by Institut Pasteur du Cambodge (IPC), on 3rd March. The boy had onset symptoms of fever, cough, running nose and vomiting on 22nd February 2014. His parents sought treatment at a private clinic on the same day. His condition worsened and the boy was admitted to National Pediatric Hospital (NPH) on 28th February. On 2nd March, the boy had symptoms of fever, cough, running nose, vomiting, dyspnea, and cyanoses and was transferred to Calmette Hospital on the same day. The boy died about one hour after his admission on 2nd March.

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4th and 5th New Human Case of Avian Influenza H5N1 in Cambodia in 2014 E-mail

Joint Press Release From the Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Cambodia, and the World Health Organization (WHO)

Phnom Penh, 26 February 2014

The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Kingdom of Cambodia wishes to advise members of the public that two (2) new human cases of avian influenza have been confirmed for the H5N1 virus. These are the 4th and 5th cases this year and the 51st and 52nd persons to become infected with the H5N1 virus in Cambodia. The cases are from Kampong Cham (newly named Tboung Khmun) province. Of the 52 confirmed cases, 40 were children under 14, and 29 of the 52 were female. In addition, since the first case happened in Cambodia in 2005 there were only 18 cases survived.

The 4th case, a 10-year-old girl from Rorveang village, Knor Damborng commune, Cheung Prey district, Kampong Cham (newly named Tboung Khmun) province, was detected by the Naval Medical Research Unit 2 (NAMRU-2) through fever surveillance on 20th February and confirmed positive by Institut Pasteur du Cambodge on 20th February 2014. The girl had onset symptom of fever on 26th January 2014. Her mother bought medicine from a health care worker in the village. From the 27th January, she continued to develop symptoms and had fever, running nose, cough, and abdominal pain. On the 29th January, the health staff of the NAMRU-2 project took samples from the girl. Upon confirmation of H5N1, she was referred to Kampong Cham Provincial Hospital on 20th February and Tamiflu was administered on the same day. Currently, she recovered and had normal activities.

 

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