A six-year-old boy from Cambodia's southern Kandal Province has been confirmed for the H5N1 virus, bringing the number of the cases to 17 so far this year, a joint statement by the World Health Organization and Cambodian Health Ministry said Wednesday.
The boy was confirmed positive for human H5N1 avian influenza on Aug. 17 after he caught fever, headache, abdominal pain, vomiting, cough and lethargy, the statement said, adding that the boy came into contact with sick poultry.
"The boy has now recovered," it said.
Only 7 out of the 17 cases this year survived, the statement said.
The latest death from the virus was a 9-year-old boy from northwestern Battambang Province, who died on Sunday.I don't see an announcement yet on the websites of the Ministry of Health or the WHO Western Pacific Region. I do find a useful overview of H5N1 cases in the region, dated August 16.
It's striking that the boy was confirmed with H5N1 just last Saturday and has recovered already.