Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Insects may hold key to skin condition

Insects may hold key to skin condition

Insects may hold key to skin condition

Health officials have started collecting insects in an attempt to get to the bottom of a mysterious skin disease that has afflicted more than 70 families in Kampong Speu and Kandal provinces. Menh Sovuthy, deputy director of the Kampong Speu Health Department, said local health officials have cooperated with specialists from the World Health Organisation in collecting specimens to get to the root of the problem. “We don’t know why these insects cause villagers to itch,” he said. He described the insects as white in colour and smaller than mosquitoes.

MOST VIEWED

  • Angkor Wat named as the top landmark for the second year

    Travel website TripAdvisor has named Cambodia’s ancient wonder Angkor Wat as the top landmark in the world for the second year running in their Travelers’ Choice Award 2018, an achievement Cambodian tourism operators expect will attract more tourists to the Kingdom. The website uses traveller

  • New US bill ‘is a violation of Cambodian independence’

    After a US congressmen introduced bipartisan legislation that will enact sanctions on Cambodian officials responsible for “undermining democracy” in the Kingdom, government officials and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party on Sunday said they regarded the potential action as the “violation of independence and sovereignty

  • Hun Sen detractors ‘will die’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday said those who curse or insult him would eventually die without a plot of land to bury their bodies after being killed by lightning, suffering the same fate as those who recently died in Thmar Baing district in Koh

  • Ministry’s plan for net sparks fears

    The government has ordered all domestic and international internet traffic in the Kingdom to pass through a Data Management Centre (DMC) that has been newly created by the state-owned Telecom Cambodia, in a move some have claimed is an attempt to censor government critics. Spokesman