Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Young girl year’s third victim of the bird flu

Young girl year’s third victim of the bird flu

Young girl year’s third victim of the bird flu

Avian influenza, also known as bird flu, claimed its third victim of the year on Sunday when a 10-year-old girl from Kampong Speu province’s Baset district died from the disease on Sunday.

According to a joint press release issued by the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization, the victim had “prepared sick chicken … prior to becoming sick” and there was “evidence of recent deaths among poultry in the village”.

Provincial health department director Or Vanthen told the Post yesterday that officials had been dispatched to the province to monitor and educate the villagers about the lethal virus.

This latest incident brings to 21 the number of documented cases of the disease in Cambodia since 2003.

To contact the reporter on this story: Mom Kunthear at [email protected]


  • Prince injured, wife dies after accident

    THE wife of former First Prime Minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh, Ouk Phalla, 39, died while the prince was “severely” injured following a road accident in Preah Sihanouk province’s Prey Nub district on Sunday morning, officials said. Rananriddh, who is also the president of the Funcinpec

  • Guards protest dismissals, reject claims of sharing naked photos of child

    Some 20 former security guards at the US Embassy in Phnom Penh protested on Tuesday against their dismissal. They accused their employers of falsely claiming they had viewed and shared child pornography from their mobile phones as grounds for their termination. In total, 32 personnel were dismissed

  • We’re going to Wisney World!

    More than 6,000 mostly Chinese attendees witnessed the inauguration ceremony of a $1 billion Sihanoukville resort project called Wisney World in the capital on Wednesday. The event on Koh Pich, attended by several senior Cambodian government officials, is a joint venture between China’s AMC International and

  • Funcinpec urges probe into deadly Preah Sihanouk accident

    THE Funcinpec party has urged the government, especially the Ministry of Interior, to investigate the traffic accident in Preah Sihanouk province which left Prince Norodom Ranariddh badly injured and his wife Ouk Phalla dead. Funcinpec Vice President You Hokry told reporters at Botum Votey pagoda,