Infectious Diseases 2006

Infectious Diseases 2006

Cambodia: New outbreak of avian influenza

12 August, 2006

A Cambodian agriculture official confirmed that 1,400 ducks that died on a farm near the border with Vietnam were infected with the often deadly H5N1 strain of avian influenza.
Yuos Mony, chief of the agricultural office in Prey Veng Province in eastern Cambodia, said the Pasteur Institute in Phnom Penh determined the ducks, which died earlier in the week, succumbed to H5N1 avian influenza.
All the ducks were being kept on a farm about 10 kilometers from the border with Vietnam in Prey Veng Province.