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Fourth suspected bird flu victim

Fourth suspected bird flu victim

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

disease.

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

Vietnam.

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.

"We need

experts to come and help us figure out why that is," said Sovann.

A total

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.

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