Sonny Krishnan, WHO's communications head in Cambodia, has sent out a copy of the joint news release mentioned here earlier today, attached to an email explaining that the Xinhua report is "abridged and misleading." Until the full release appears on the Ministry and WHO WPRO websites, here's the key passage:
The 17th case, a 6-year-old boy from Prey Tathuk Village, Prek Sleng commune, Kandal Stung district in Kandal province confirmed positive for human H5N1 avian influenza on 17th August 2013 by Institut Pasteur du Cambodge. The boy developed fever on 21st July and his parents tried to treat him with medicine purchased from a drug store in the village.
His condition worsened and he was brought to the Beung Khyang Health Centre on 22nd July with fever, headache, abdominal pain, vomiting, cough and lethargy. On 23rd July, the boy was enrolled in an Acute Febrile Illness Surveillance (FSS) study, in Kandal, and samples were collected from him.
Initial testing in the surveillance study indicated a possible H5N1 infection. On 16th August, the boy’s samples were sent in a batch to Institut Pasteur du Cambodge for testing of H5N1. The boy has now recovered. The boy came into contact with sick poultry.