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Cambodia Reports Another Bird Flu Case

13 February 2013

CAMBODIA - Cambodia has reported that another 4-year-old girl has contracted avian flu H5N1, this being the seventh person to be infected by the virus this year.

Dr Denis Laurent from Kantha Bopha Children's Hospital, the kingdom's largest pediatric hospital, said the victim is from Angkor Phnom Touch commune located in Angkor Chey district of Southwestern Kampot province. According to him, she has been receiving medical treatment at the hospital in Phnom Penh since last Wednesday, 6 February.

"Now, her condition is stable," he informed Chinese news agency Xinhua.

So far this year, five out of seven victims confirmed the fatality of the human H5N1 cases.

The country has been witnessing the worst outbreak of the virus this year ever since the disease was first identified back in January of 2004. To date, the country has recorded 28 human cases of the virus, out of which 24 people were killed.

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