Via The Phnom Penh Post, a report by Amelia Woodside: Boy, 11, dies of avian flu in hospital: doctor. Excerpt:
Following the death of a 3-year-old due to avian flu on March 2, an 11-year-old boy died in Phnom Penh’s Kantha Bopha Hospital on Friday, a hospital representative said yesterday.
The boy, from Kampong Chhnang province, was one of two admitted to the hospital last week suffering from H5N1, according to Dr Denis Laurent.
“The good news is that the 8-year-old boy from Kandal province is in stable condition,” Laurent said.
Sok Touch, director of the Ministry of Health’s communicable diseases control department, and deputy director Ly Sovann, could not be reached yesterday.
Vicky Houssiere, a spokeswoman for the World Health Organization in Cambodia, declined to confirm the two new cases of H5N1.
“We can’t confirm any new cases before the Ministry of Health releases a statement,” Houssiere said.
The news from Kantha Bopha comes on the heels of a joint statement released by ministry officials and the WHO on Friday, announcing the death of a three-year-old boy, who was the sixth confirmed case of avian influenza in Cambodia this year, and the 53rd person to become infected.