The 10th case in Jayavarman VII in Siem Reap Angkor was admitted on August 4th 2013. Before the poor child was hospitalized in a private clinic in Battambang for two days. The diagnosis there was wrong. The situation has aggravated and the parents brought the most severely sick child to Jayavarman VII Hospital.
The 11th case in Kantha Bopha IV in Phnom Penh was admitted on August 9th 2013. Before the child of a rich family was hospitalized in a private clinic in Phnom Penh for two days. The diagnosis there was wrong. The situation has aggravated. The child was brought by a nurse of the private clinic to Kantha Bopha IV.
Immediately the clinical diagnosis H5N1 Bird Flu was evident in our Hospitals. The samples were sent to the Institute Pasteur, where the clinical diagnosis Bird Flu was confirmed. We still hope we can save the two children. Only by these two new cases the authorities are realizing that chickens have died in these areas by Bird Flu. They should realize it before the children get to be sick suffering from this awful and deadly disease.Dr. Richner and his staff are acquiring an unwanted expertise in treating H5N1, and it's interesting that he mentions the relatively poverty and wealth of these two patients and the government's lack of information about H5N1 outbreaks in poultry. He also criticizes the private clinics for misdiagnosing the cases. I gather that this was the first H5N1 case in Battambang, in the northwest of the country near the Thai frontier; most of the earlier cases this year have been in the south.