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9th New Human Case of Avian Influenza H5N1 in Cambodia in 2014  
17 March 2014

The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Kingdom of Cambodia wishes to advise members of the public that one (l) new human case of avian influenza has been confirmed for the H5N1 virus. This is the 91 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 ill 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 Jnstitut 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 1Oth 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. ......Read more



7th and 8th New Human Case of Avian Influenza H5N1 in Cambodia in 2014  
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 H5Nl 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. ln 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 posit ive by lnstitut Pasteur du Cambodge on the 6th March 2014. The boy had onset symptoms offever, 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 5"' March and Tamitlu was administered on the same day. The boy is recovering. ......Read more



6th New Human Case of Avian Influenza H5N1 in Cambodia in 2014  
7 March 2014

The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Kingdom of Cambodia wishes to advise members of the public that one (I) 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 H5Nl virus in Cambodia. The case is from Phnom Penh City. Of the 53 confirmed cases, 41 were children under 1 4, 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 lnstitut Pasteur du Cambodge (IPC), on 3rd March. The boy bad onset symptoms of fever, cough, running nose and vomiting on 22nd February 201 4. 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 281February. 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. ......Read more



4th and 5th New Human Case of Avian Influenza H5N1 in Cambodia in 2014  
27 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 H5Nl virus. These are the 4th and 5th cases this year and the 51st and 52nd persons to become infected with the H5Nl 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 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 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 H5Nl, she was referred toKampong Cham Provincial Hospital on 20th February and Tamiflu was administered on the same day. Currently, she recovered and had normal activities. ......Read more



3rd New Human Case of Avian Influenza H5N1 in Cambodia in 2014  
19 February 2014

The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Kingdom of Cambodia wishes to advise members of the public that one new human case of avian influenza has been conformed for the H5Nl virus. This is the 3rd case this year and the 50th person to become infected with the H5Nl virus in Cambodia. The case is from Kratie province. Of the 50 confirmed cases, 38 were children under 14, and 27 of the 50 were female. In addition, since the first case happened in Cambodia in 2005 there were only 16 cases survived.

A 4-year-old boy from KbalTraclt village, Sre Cha commune, Snourl district, Kratie province, was confirmed positive by Institut Pasteur du Cambodge (IPC), on 14th February 2014. The boy had onset fever and vomiting on 8th February 2014. The boy was detected by the mobile surveillance team during contact tracing of the 2nd confirmed case on 12th February. His symptoms were fever, running nose, vomiting, sore throat and cough. He was admitted to Kratie Provincial Hospital on 13th February and Tamiflu was administered on the same day. The symptoms were mild and the boy is now in good condition. ......Read more



2nd New Human Case of Avian Influenza H5N1 in Cambodia in 2014  
12 February 2014

The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Kingdom of Cambodia wishes to advise members of the public that one new human case of avian influenza has been confirmed for the H5Nl virus. This is the 2nd case this year and the 49th person to become infected with the H5N1 virus in Cambodia. The case is from Kratie province and died on 7th February. Of the 49 confirmed cases, 37 were children under 14, and 27 of the 49 were female. In addition, since the first case happened in Cambodia in 2005 there were only 15 cases survived.

The 2nd case this year, a 8-year-old boy from Kbal Trach village, Sre Cha commune, Snourl district, Kratie province, was tested positive for H5N1 human avian influenza on 8th February 2014 by Institut Pasteur du Cambodge. The boy had onset fever, sore throat and running nose on 31st January 2014, his parents sought treatment at a private clinic in his village. His condition worsened and the boy was admitted to Memot Referral Hospital on 6th February. On 7th February, the boy had symptoms of fever, sore throat, cough, abdominal pain, diarrhea, dyspnea and somnolence, and was transferred to Kampong Cham Hospital at 1: 00 am. Tamiflu was administered on the same day. Despite intensive medical care, the boy died on 7th February (around 6.00 pm). ......Read more



1st New Human Case of Avian Influenza H5N1 in Cambodia in 2014  
4 February 2014

The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Kingdom of Cambodia wishes to advise members of the public that one new human case of avian influenza has been confirmed for the H5N1 virus. This is the 1st case of this year and the 48th people to become infected with the H5N1 virus in Cambodia. Case is from Kampong Thom province and he is currently in a stable condition. Of the 48 confirmed cases, 36 were children under 14, and 27 of the 48 were female. In addition, since the first case happened in Cambodia in 2005 there were only 16 cases survived.

The 1st case this year, a 5-year-old boy from Chongda village, Tbaung Kropeur commune, Santuk district, Kampong Thom province, was confirmed positive for H5N1 human avian influenza on 1st February 2014 by Institut Pasteur du Cambodge. The boy had onset fever and headache on 24th January 2014, his parents sought treatment at a private clinic on 27th January with symptoms of high fever and cough, but his condition worsened. The boy was admitted to Jayavarman VII Hospital, Siem Reap, on 30th January 2014. Tamiflu was administered on 31st January. ......Read more



Health Precautions During Cold Weather  
4 December 2013

1. Among the most common seasonal illnesses, during the cold weather between December to January, are viral respiratory infections like influenza, streptococcal pharyngitis (strep throat) and viral gastroenteritis.

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25th and 26th New Human Case of Avian Influenza H5N1 in Cambodia in 2013  
14 November 2013

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 25th and 26th cases this year and the 46th and 47th people to become infected with the H5N1 virus in Cambodia. Case 25 is from Kampong Speu province and case 26 was from Pailin province. The Kampong Speu case is currently in a critical condition where as the Pailin case has died. Of the 47 confirmed cases, 35 were children under 14, and 27 of the 47 were female. In addition, only 13 cases out of the 26 cases this year survived.

The 25th case, a 3-year-old boy from Veal Vong village, Sendey commune, Samrong Tang district, Kampong Speu province, was confirmed positive for H5N1 human avian influenza on 9th November 2013 by Institut Pasteur du Cambodge. The boy had onset fever on 5th November 2013, his parents sought treatment at a local private practitioner on 6th November, but his condition worsened. The boy was admitted to KanthaBopha Hospital, Phnom Penh, on 8th November 2013 with fever, cough, and dyspnoea. Laboratory samples were taken on 8th November and Tamiflu administered the same day. ......Read more



24th New Human Case of Avian Influenza H5N1 in Cambodia in 2013  
08 November 2013

The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Kingdom of Cambodia wishes to advise members of the public that one new human case of avian influenza has been confirmed for the H5N1 virus. This is the 24th case this year and the 45th person to become infected with the H5N1 virus in Cambodia. The case, from Kampot province, is currently in a critical condition. Of the 45 confirmed cases, 34 were children under 14, and 27 of the 45 were female. In addition, only 12 cases out of the 24 cases this year survived.

The 24th case, a 10-year-old boy from Sdok Thlok village, To Tung commune, Dang Tong district in Kampot province, was confirmed positive for H5N1 human avian influenza on 7th November 2013 by Institute Pasteur du Cambodge. The boy developed fever on 28th October 2013. On 29th October 2013, his parents sought treatment at a local private practitioner in the village, but his condition worsened. The boy was admitted to Kantha Bopha Hospital, Phnom Penh, on 7th November 2013 with fever, cough, sore throat, a distended abdomen and dyspnea. Laboratory samples were taken on 7th November 2013 and Tamiflu administered the same day. ......Read more



23rd New Human Case of Avian Influenza H5N1 in Cambodia in 2013  
04 November 2013

The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Kingdom of Cambodia wishes to advise members of the public that one new human case of avian influenza has been confirmed for the H5N1 virus. This is the 23rd case this year and the 44th person to become infected with the H5N1 virus in Cambodia. The 23rd case died on 26th October 2013. Of the 44 confrrmed cases, 33 were children under 14, and 27 of the 44 were female. In addition, only 11 cases out of the 23 cases this year survived.

The 23rd case, a 2-year-old girl from Svay Chrum village, Borng Bort Kandal commune, Bakane district, Pursat province was confirmed positive for H5N1 human avian influenza on 30th October 2013 by Institut Pasteur du Cambodge. The girl developed fever on 17th October 2013. On 19th October 2013, her parents sought treatment for her at a local private practitioner. Her condition worsened and she was admitted to Jayavarman VII Hospital in Siem Reap on 25th October 2013 with fever, running nose, lethargy, dyspnea, cough and breathing difficulties. Laboratory samples were taken the same day, but no Tamifu was administered. The girl died on the 26th October 2013. ......Read more



22nd New Human Cases of Avian Influenza H5N1 in Cambodia in 2013  
30 October 2013

The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Kingdom of Cambodia wishes to advise members of the public that one new human case of avian influenza has been confirmed for the H5N1 virus. This is the 22nd case this year and the 43rd person to become infected with the H5N1 virus in Cambodia. Of the 43 confirmed cases, 32 were children under 14, and 26 of the 43 were female. In addition, only 11 cases out of the 22 cases this year survived.

The 22nd case, 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. ......Read more



Preventive Measures to Reduce the Spread of Conjunctivitis  
24 October 2013

Health centers, clinics and hospitals in the country are currently seeing an increase in the number of cases of conjunctivitis or red eye.

Conjunctivitis caused by bacteria and viruses is highly contagious and can be easily spread from person to person, but it is not a serious health risk. The risk of getting conjunctivitis or of passing it on to someone else can be greatly reduced by following good simple hygiene steps. ......Read more



21st New Human Cases of Avian Influenza H5N1 in Cambodia in 2013  
22 October 2013

The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Kingdom of Cambodia wishes to advise members of the public that one new human case of avian influenza has been confirmed for the H5Nl virus. This is the 21st case this year and the 42nd person to become infected with the H5Nl virus in Cambodia. Of the 42 confirmed cases, 31 were children under 14, and 25 of the 42 were female. In addition, only 10 cases out of the 21 cases this year survived.

The 21st case, an 8-year-old girl from 0-Raing village, Pung Ror commune, Baray district in Kampong Thom province confirmed positive for human H5Nl avian influenza on 17th October 2013 by Institut Pasteur du Cambodge. The girl developed fever on 8th October 2013, together with sneezing. On 9th October 2013, her parents sought treatment for her in the village clinic. On 10th October 2013, the girl developed a cough together with fever and vomiting and her parents sought treatment for her outside the village at a private clinic in Taing Kor in Kampong Thom province. On 11th October 2013, the girl's condition worsened and the private clinic referred her to the Jayavamian VII Hospital in Siem Reap. ......Read more



Rabies still a public health hazard in Cambodia in 2013  
27 September 2013

Rabies is a viral infection which causes nearly always fatal disease in humans and other warm­ blooded mammals. It has killed large numbers of humans and animals for many centuries. World Rabies Day, which falls on 28 September, is a stark reminder that rabies remains a public health hazard in many parts of the world, particularly Asia and Africa.

In Cambodia, rabies is highly endemic and a notifiable disease in the CAMEWARN surveillance system of the Ministry of Health. According to a study by the Institut Pasteur in Cambodia, approximately 800 people may have died of rabies in 2007. Dogs are the main reservoirs, of the rabies virus, accounting for more than 95 percent of rabid animals. Cambodia has a remarkably large population of dogs. The findings of Institut Pasteur in Cambodia indicate that there is one dog forapproximately every 3 humans, a ratio that is 3 to 4 times higher than that of neighboring countries. ......Read more



19th and 20th New Human Cases of Avian Influenza H5N1 in Cambodia in 2013  
20 September 2013

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. ......Read more



18th New Human Case of Avian Influenza H5N1 in Cambodia in 2013  
04 September 2013

The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Kingdom of Cambodia wishes to advise members of the public that one new human case of avian influenza has been confirmed for the H5N1 virus. This is the 18th case this year and the 39th person to become infected with the H5N1 virus in Cambodia. Of the 39 confirmed, 28 were children under 14, and 22 of the 39 were female. In addition, only 8 cases out of the 18 cases this year survived.

The 18th case, a 15-month-old boy from village number 11, Sangkat Tuol Sangke, Khan Russey Keo, Phnom Penh municipality confirmed positive for human H5N1 avian influenza on 30th August 2013 by Instiut Pasteur du Cambodge. The child developed fever on 16th August and his family initially sought treatment in a private clinic. His condition later worsened and the child was admitted to Kantha Bopha Hospital on 26th August with fever, cough, diarrhea, sneezing, lethargy and dyspnea. Laboratory samples were taken and Tamiflu administered on 27th August. The boy is in a stable condition. ......Read more



17th New Human Case of Avian Influenza H5N1 in Cambodia in 2013  
21 August 2013

The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Kingdom of Cambodia wishes to advise members of the public that one new human case of avian influenza has been confirmed for the H5N1 virus. This is the 17th case this year and the 38th person to become infected with the H5N1 virus in Cambodia. Of the 38 confirmed, 27 were children under 14, and 22 of the 38 were female. In addition, only 7 cases out of the 17 cases this year survived.

The 17th case, a 6-year-old boy from Prey Tathuk Village, Prek Sleng commune, Kandal Stung district in Kandal province confirmed positive for human H5N1 avian influenza on 17th August 2013 by Instiut Pasteur du Cambodge. The boy developed fever on 21st July and his parents tried to treat him with medicine purchased from a drug store in the village. His condition worsened and he was brought to the Beung Khyang Health Centre on 22nd July with fever, headache, abdominal pain, vomiting, cough and lethargy. On 23rd July, the boy was enrolled in an Acute Febrile Illness Surveillance (FSS) study, in Kandal, and samples were collected from him. Initial testing in the surveillance study indicated a possible H5N1 infection. On 16th August, the boy’s samples were sent in a batch to Instiut Pasteur du Cambodge for testing of H5N1. The boy has now recovered. The boy came into contact with sick poultry. ......Read more



15th and 16th New Human Cases of Avian Influenza H5N1 in Cambodia in 2013  
13 August 2013

The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Kingdom of Cambodia wishes to advise members of the public that two more new human cases of avian influenza have been confirmed for the H5N1 virus. These are the 15th and 16th cases this year and the 36th and 37th persons to become infected with the H5N1 virus in Cambodia. Of the 37 confirmed, 26 were children under 14, and 22 of the 37 were female. In addition, only 7 cases out of the 16 cases this year survived.

The 15th case, a 9-year-old boy from Damnak Dangkor Village, Raing Kesey commune, Sang Ke district in Battambang province was confirmed positive for human H5N1 avian influenza on 9th August 2013 by Institut Pasteur du Cambodge. The boy developed fever and vomiting on 26th July. He was given home-treatment by a health centre staff. On 2nd August, his condition became worse and his parents took him to a private clinic in Battambang. The private clinic referred him to the Battambang Provincial Hospital the same day. On 4th August, he was transferred to the Jayavarman V11 Hospital in Siem Reap with fever, cough, vomit, abdominal pain and dyspnea and treated with Tamiflu on 9th August. The boy is currently in a stable condition. There were recent deaths among chickens and ducks in the village. The boy carried dead and sick ducks and chickens from a cage for food preparation by his sister before he became sick. ......Read more



14th New Human Case of Avian Influenza H5N1 in Cambodia in 2013  
12 July 2013

The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Kingdom of Cambodia wishes to advise members of the public that one more new human case of avian influenza has been confirmed positive for the H5N1 virus. This is the 14th case this year and the 35th person to become infected with the H5N1 virus in Cambodia. Of the 35 confirmed cases, 24 were children under 14, and 21 of the 35 were female. In addition, only 5 cases out of 14 cases this year survived.

The 14th case, a three-year-old boy from Balang Village, Khan SomOrk commune, Kampong Trabek district in Prey Veng province was confirmed positive for human H5N1 avian influenza on 10th July 2013 by Institut Pasteur du Cambodge. The boy developed fever on 3th July and his grandfather treated him with oral medication purchased from the local village drugstore.On 6th July, he was taken to a private clinic as his fever did not improve. His condition worsened with cough and dyspnea. On 8th July the boy was admitted to KanthaBopha Hospital with fever, cough and dyspnea. In KanthaBopha Hospital, he was treated with Tamiflu on 9th July and is currently in a stable condition. ......Read more



13th New Human Case of Avian Influenza H5N1 in Cambodia in 2013  
02 July 2013

The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Kingdom of Cambodia wishes to advise members of the public that one more new human case of avian influenza has been confirmed positive for the H5Nl virus. This is 13th case this year and the 34th person to become infected with the H5Nl virus in Cambodia. Of the 34 confirmed cases, 23 were children under 14, and 21 of the 34 were female. In addition, there were only 4 cases out of 13 cases this year survived.

The 13th case, a six-year-old girl from Preyleu village, Bantheay Meas commune, Bantheay Meas district in Kampot province was confmned positive for human H5Nl avian influenza on 28th June 2013 by Institut Pasteur du Cambodge. She developed fever and headache on 24th June. On 26th June her condition worsened with cough and dyspnea and she was taken to a private clinic. On 28th June, the girl was admitted to Kantha Bopha Hospital with fever, dyspnea and cough. In Kantha Bopha Hospital, the girl was treated with Tamiflu but died later in the night. There have been recent poultry deaths in the village and the girl was likely to be exposed to sick and dead poultry before she became sick. ......Read more



Tenth New Human Case of Avian Influenza H5N1 in Cambodia in 2013  
04 April 2013

The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Kingdom of Cambodia wishes to advise members of the public that new one more case of avian influenza have been confirmed positive for the H5N1 virus.

The tenth case, a five-year-old boy from Boeung Tapream village, Sangkat Treuy Kors, Kampong Bay district in Kampot province was confirmed positive for influenza H5N1 on 2nd April 2013 by Institut Pasteur du Cambodge. He developed fever, convulsions and dyspnea on 27th March 2013. On 28th March, his motherbought some medicines from local pharmacy for him. His condition worsened and on 29th March he was taken to the Treuy Kors Health Centre. The boy was then referred to the Kampot Provincial Hospital the same day. On 31st March, his dyspnea worsened and he was sent to the Kantha Bopha Hospital in Phnom Penh. In Kantha Bopha Hospital, the boy has been treated with Tamiflu. He is currently in a critical condition. ......Read more



Ninth New Human Case of Avian Influenza H5N1 in Cambodia in 2013  
26 February 2013

The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Kingdom of Cambodia wishes to advise members of the public that new one more case of avian influenza have been confirmed positive for the H5N1 virus.

The ninth case, a 35-year-old man from Kbal Ou village, Me Sar Chrey commune, Stueng Trang district in Kampong Cham province, was confirmed positive for influenza H5N1 on 23rd February 2013 by Institut Pasteur du Cambodge. He developed fever on 8th February 2013 and his condition worsened on lOth February 2013 with fever, frequent cough, and dyspnea. Local private practitioners initially treated him but his condition further deteriorated. On 13th February he was admitted to the Kampong Cham Hospital with fever, severe cough and dyspnea and was immediately treated with Tamiflu. He developed pneumonia on 21 st February and was transferred to Calmette Hospital in Phnom Penh. Unfortunately, despite intensive medical care he died on 25 February. There is evidence of recent deaths among poultry in the village and the man had history of coming into contact with sick poultry prior to becoming sick. ......Read more



Eighth New Human Case of Avian Influenza H5N1 in Cambodia in 2013  
21 February 2013

The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Kingdom of Cambodia wishes to advise members of the public that new one more case of avian influenza have been confirmed positive for the H5N1 virus.

The eighth case, a 20-month-old boy from Ang Romduol village, Angkor Chey commune, Angkor Chey district in Kampot province, was found positive for influenza H5N1 on 19th February 2013 by Institute Pasteur du Cambodge. He developed fever and runny nose on 6th February 2013 and was initially treated by local private practitioners. His condition worseded and he was admitted to Kantha Bopha Hospital on 18th February 2013 with fever, cough and dyspnea and died on 19th February 2013. There is evidence of recent deaths among poultry in the village. ......Read more



Seventh New Human Case of Avian Influenza H5N1 in Cambodia in 2013  
13 February 2013

The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Kingdom of Cambodia wishes to advise members of the public that new one more case of avian influenza have been confirmed positive for the H5N1 virus.

The seventh case, a 3-year-old girl from Trapeang Kamphleanh village, Ang Phnom Toch commune, Angkor Chey district in Kampot province, was found positive for influenza H5N1 on 11th February 2013 by Institute Pasteur du Cambodge. She developed fever and a red rash on 3rd February 2013 and was initially treated by local private practitioners. Her condition worsened and she was admitted to Kantha Bopha Hospital on 6th February 2013 with fever, abdominal pain and somnolence. Currently she remains in a critical condition in Kantha Bopha Hospital with sever breathing problems. There is evidence of recent deaths among poultry in the village and the girl had history of coming into contact with poultry prior to becoming sick. ......Read more



Sixth New Human Case of Avian Influenza H5N1 in Cambodia in 2013  
08 February 2013

The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Kingdom of Cambodia wishes to advise members of the public that new one more case of avian influenza have been confirmed positive for the H5N1 virus.

The sixth case is a 5-year-old girl from Ang Krasang village, Prey Lvea commune, Prey Kabass district in Takeo province has been diagnosed with H5N1 influenza on 7th February 2013 by Institute Pasteur du Cambodia. She developed symptoms on 25th January 2013 with fever, cough, and vomiting. She was initially treated by local provate practitioners. Her condition worsened and she was admitted to Kantha Bopha Hospital on 31st February with fever, cough, and dyspnoea. Unfortunately, despite intensive medical care, she died on 7th February. There is evidence of recent deaths among poultry in the village and the girl had history of coming into contact with poultry prior to becoming sick. The girl is the twenty-seven person in Cambodia to become infected with H5N1 virus, and the sixth person this year and the twenty-four person to die from complications of the disease. Of all the twenty seven cases, 18 were children under 14, and eighteen of the twenty seven confirmed cases occurred in females. ......Read more



Fourth and Fifth New Human Cases of Avian Influenza H5N1 in Cambodia in 2013 

29 January 2013

The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Kingdom of Cambodia wishes to advise members of the public that two new more cases of avian influenza have been confirmed positive for the H5N1 virus.

The fourth case is a 17-month-old girl from Prey Nheat village, Prey Nheat commune, Kong Pisey district in Kampong Speu province has been diagnosed with H5N1 influenza on 26th January 2013 by Institut Pasteur du Cambodge. She developed symptoms on 13th January 2013 with fever, cough, runny nose, and vomiting. She was initially treated by local private practitioners. Her condition worsened and she was admitted to Kantha Bopha Hospital on 17th January with fever, cough, somnolence, and dyspnoea. Unfortunately, despite intensive medical care, she died on 28th January. There is evidence of recent deaths among poultry in the village and the girl had history of coming into contact with poultry prior to becoming sick. ......Read more


Three New Human Cases of Avian Influenza H5N1 in Cambodia in 2013

25 January 2013

The Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Kingdom of Cambodia wishes to advise members of the public that three new human cases of avian influenza have been confirmed positive for the H5N1 virus.

The first case, an 8-month old infant boy from Chrey Korng Village, Sangkat Chorm Chao, Khan Por Sen Chey, Phnom Penh has been diagnosed with H5N1 influenza. He developed symptoms on 08th January 2013 then was brought to the National Paediatric Hospital for consultation on 9th January with fever, cough, runny nose, and vomiting. The boy was registered in the Influenza-Like Illness Sentinel Surveillance and the samples were sent to the National Institute of Public Health's laboratory on 11th January. The result was confirmed by Institut Pasteur du Cambodge on 22nd January 2013. The infant has recovered and had history of coming into contact with poultry prior to becoming sick. ......Read more


Sentinel Surveillance for Severe EV71-related Neuro-respiratory Disease Report
for October 2012

Summary: Surveillance showed a continued decrease in the number of cases. In October, there was only one case of severe EV71-related neuro-respiratory disease detected by the sentinel surveillance system. The patient was a 1 year old girl from Rang Knay village, Mean Rith commune, Sandann district, Kampong Thom. She was admitted to Angkor Hospital for Children with a diagnosis of HFMD (Stage 3). Throat and rectal swab samples were positive for EV71. The patient eventually recovered. ......Read more


Ministry of Health Starts Health Education Campaign and Enhanced Surveillance on Hand Foot and Mouth Disease
27 July 2012

In response to the outbreak of a severe form of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has instructed all public health facilities to report mild and severe cases of HFMD among children.

Mild cases present with fever and blisters on the hands, feet and/or mouth.  Such cases may be managed at home or at health centers or health posts.  Most of these cases recover within 7-10 days.  However, some children develop a severe disease characterized by fever with neurologic symptoms (such as vomiting, somnolence, convulsions or spasms) or respiratory symptoms (fast breathing or difficulty in breathing).  These children have to be referred to hospitals for treatment.

"Children with any of the following signs: very high fever, vomiting, convulsions, spasms or difficulty breathing must be immediately brought to a hospital for diagnosis and treatment," Minister of Health H.E. Mam Bun Heng advised parents.

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