Kampot province may once again be home to a bird flu victim after a 20-year-old
woman from Kompong Trach district died April 19 from symptoms of the
Megge Miller, the World Health Organization infectious diseases
advisor to the Ministry of Health, was still awaiting results from the Pasteur
Institute as the Post went to press April 21.
Cambodia's three confirmed
victims of bird flu were all from Kampot province, which borders
Ly Sovann, chief of the disease surveillance bureau of the
Ministry of Health, said his team is in the area investigating the case, but he
is unsure why the cases continue to occur in Kampot province.
experts to come and help us figure out why that is," said Sovann.
of 51 people have died from the deadly H5N1 strain of avian flu since January
2004: 36 in Vietnam, 12 in Thailand, and three in Cambodia.