Tuesday, 02 September 2014

Health

Seventh Case of Bird Flu Reported for 2013

Cambodian health officials are reporting a seventh case of bird flu for this year, with the death of a three-year-old girl from Kampot province.

Avian influenza, caused by the H5N1 virus, is passed from infected birds to humans.Avian influenza, caused by the H5N1 virus, is passed from infected birds to humans.
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Avian influenza, caused by the H5N1 virus, is passed from infected birds to humans.
Avian influenza, caused by the H5N1 virus, is passed from infected birds to humans.
Heng ReaksmeyVOA Khmer
PHNOM PENH - Cambodian health officials are reporting a seventh case of bird flu for this year, with the death of a three-year-old girl from Kampot province.

The Ministry of Health has sent an investigative team to the girl’s home village, in Angkor Chhey district, but officials say there is no evidence of human-to-human spread of the disease.

Avian influenza, caused by the H5N1 virus, is passed from infected birds to humans, but authorities have long feared that the virus could mutate to pass from person to person, making it much more dangerous.

Sok Touch, head of the Health Ministry’s communicable disease department, said the girl likely handled infected fowl and that there was evidence of recent poultry deaths in the area. She was confirmed positive for the bird flu virus on Feb. 11 and later died at the Pasteur Institute in Phnom Penh.

The risk of bird flu is higher this year compared to the same period last year, Sok Touch said.
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US To Continue Regular Talks on South China Sea, Diplomat Saysi
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29 August 2014
A senior US diplomat says the US will continue to have discussions with claimants in the South China Sea dispute. In an interview with VOA Khmer, Scot Marciel, the State Department’s top diplomat for Asia and the Pacific, said “regular conversations” will help reduce regional tensions over the sea. “The whole world has an interest in a peaceful South China Sea and in seeing these disputes resolved peacefully and diplomatically,” he said in an interview in Phnom Penh. “So we’ll continue to make that point.” (Sok Khemara, Phnom Penh)

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Doze Off (Movie: Hairspray)i
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