Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Diarrhoea kills another two victims

Diarrhoea kills another two victims

Diarrhoea kills another two victims

AN 18-year-old woman in Ratanakkiri province has died from acute diarrhoea contracted after she consumed contaminated water, marking the seventh such death in the province in the last two weeks, a health official said.

Huy Vannara, head of the provincial Communicable Diseases Control Department, said on Sunday that he did not recall the name of the latest victim, but noted that, in addition to the seven deaths, about 100 people suffering from diarrhoea have been rushed to hospitals or health centres since April 10.

“The ministry has promised to send some medical experts to find out the cause of the epidemic and the source of the disease so that effective measures to prevent the spread of the disease can be taken,” he said.

Meanwhile, a villager in Svay Rieng province died on Thursday and 10 others were rushed to hospital after contracting acute diarrhoea that health officials blamed on the consumption of unhygienic food.


  • Government denies claims former Thai PM Yingluck issued Cambodian passport

    Government officials on Thursday denied claims that a Cambodian passport was issued to former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who reportedly used it to register a company in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong-based English language South China Morning Post (SCMP) on Wednesday reported Hong Kong

  • Diplomatic passports issued to foreigners to be annulled

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation will move to annul diplomatic passports issued to those not born in Cambodia. Analysts say the move may be in relation to reports that former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra used a Cambodian passport to register as

  • Hun Sen warns Irish MP of EBA ‘mistake’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Saturday told former Irish premier Enda Kenny, still a member of the EU nation’s parliament, that the 28-nation bloc should not make a “third mistake” regarding Cambodia by using the preferential Everything But Arms (EBA) agreement to “take 16 million

  • US senators call for GSP trade privilege cut

    Two US senators on Wednesday introduced the Cambodian Trade Act of 2019 bill, requiring the administration to re-examine Cambodia’s eligibility to access the preferential trade treatment granted by the US under the General System of Preferences (GSP). A Cambodian government spokesman said the move was