Two new outbreaks of bird flu last month have brought the total number of cases in
Cambodia to 12, said Kao Phal, head of the country's Animal Health and Production
Pal said 17 chickens in Kampong Cham province and 30 chickens in Takeo were found
to have the H5N1 influenza virus. Both outbreaks were on household farms.
Seven Cambodians have been tested for the disease, but World Health Organization
entomologist Dr Sean Tobin said no cases of human infection have been reported.
An official declaration that a country is free from the disease can only be made
by the World Organization for Animal Health after a 21-day surveillance period with
no new outbreaks reported.