Priority health concerns

Avian influenza (bird flu)

Two more in Cambodia infected with H5N1 avian flu

Health officials in Cambodia are investigating two new severe human H5N1 avian flu infections, pushing the country’s total for the year to six cases. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Sequencing ties new Cambodia H5N1 avian flu cases to older clade

The detection of two recent human H5N1 avian flu infections in Cambodia, genetic sequencing led by scientists at the Pasteur Institute in Phnom Penh revealed that the virus belongs to the clade, similar to viruses that have been circulating in the region over the ...

Khmer Times Staff

Vietnam border alert

Authorities in bordering provinces with Vietnam have reportedly increased the number of inspections of poultry imports to prevent a bird flu outbreak in the Kingdom. ...

Pech Sotheary

Chickens from Vietnam banned

Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon to take action to prevent the spread of bird flu (H5N1) from Vietnam into the Kingdom as an outbreak of the disease plagues southern Vietnam. ...

Khorn Savi

Ministry of Health issues series of precautions for the holidays

The Ministry of Health has issued a statement advising the public to take precautions against rice wine and food poisoning, as well as H5N1 “bird flu” virus, during the upcoming Chinese and Khmer New Years. Released on Thursday and obtained by The Post on Sunday, ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Bird flu detected in Prey Veng

A moratorium on the movement of chickens, dead or alive, has been put into effect in a commune of Prey Veng’s Ba Phnom district after a chicken sample tested positive for A1H5N1 bird flu, the provincial Department of Agriculture, Forests and Fisheries said today. ...

Kuoch Masy

Authorities suspect bird flu in Mondulkiri

Authorities suspect that a new case of H5N1, or bird flu, has emerged in Mondulkiri province after more than 60 villagers’ chickens fell ill.Sok Kheang, chief of the provincial agriculture and fisheries department, said more than 60 chickens in Keo Seima district had fallen ill ...

Sen David

Bird flu found in Phnom Penh

Nearly 300 chickens and ducks were culled after a new case of H5N1, or bird flu, was found in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district last week, officials said. Seang Borin, director of the municipal agriculture department, said yesterday that 292 chickens and ducks were killed in ...

Mom Kunthear

Officials in flu warning

The Health Ministry has called on citizens to be wary of influenza during the rainy season, even though there has not yet been a serious outbreak. ...

Mom Kunthear

Health Ministry warns of bird flu

The Ministry of Health yesterday warned people to be aware of the new avian influenza strain H7N9, which has spread to poultry in China and neighbouring countries. ...

Pech Sotheary

Bird flu outbreak halted

Health officials in Svay Rieng province, which was hit by an outbreak of bird flu (H5N1) early this month, said the virus has been stopped and there was no sign of a continuing outbreak.   ...

Pav Suy

Hundreds of poultry culled in Svay Rieng after bird flu outbreak

Hundreds of chickens and ducks infected with H5N1 bird flu have been culled in Svay Reing province after an outbreak of the virus last week, the first reported cases since November 2015. ...

Sek Odom

Government warns of bird flu

The Ministry of Health has called on all travelers to beware of a new strain of bird flu that is now spreading in South Korea and Japan. In a notice released yesterday, the Health Ministry said the discovery of H5N6, a new strain of the bird ...

Taing Vida

More than 2,000 ducks dead after latest bird flu outbreak

More than 2,000 ducks have died from the H5N1 bird flu in Siem Reap and Battambang provinces since Thursday in the first outbreak of the virus since March 2014, according to officials and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) on Tuesday. ...

Sek Odom

Cambodia reports outbreaks of H5N1 bird flu in northwest

Cambodia reported two outbreaks of the highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu virus among backyard duck flocks in the northwestern part of the country, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday. ...

Sybille de La Hamaide

No signs of H7N9 flu, MERS coronavirus identified in Cambodia: health official

Cambodia has not seen any case of H7N9 bird flu virus and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus, a senior health official said Monday. Speaking at a seminar on the awareness of H7N9 and MERS coronavirus, Dr. Ly Sovann, director of the health ministry’s communicable ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Year-on-year dengue cases drop sharply

Dengue fever deaths and infections have fallen dramatically during the first two-and-a-half months of this year compared to the same period in 2013, according to the government’s latest figures. Nhan Chantha, head of the Health Ministry’s national dengue control program, said his staff recorded one death ...

Phorn Bopha

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