Infectious Diseases 2004

Infectious Diseases 2004

Cambodia reports new avian influenza cases

22 September, 2004

Cambodia detected new cases of avian influenza in a province near the capital.
The new outbreak of avian influenza in chicken, was detected in a farm in Kien Svay district in Kandal province. The farm near the Cambodian capital was closed after about 2,300 chickens died of the disease. Testing by the Pasteur Institute in Phnom Penh confirmed the bird flu strain of H5N1.
All chickens in the farm were slaughtered by the relative authorities. Meanwhile, the ministry ordered relevant departments to ban the selling of any fowl from the farm.