Prey Veng Boy Confirmed as 14th Bird Flu Case This Year

A 3-year-old boy from Prey Veng province’s Kompong Trabek district has contracted avian influenza, a deadly disease that has killed seven children and two men so far this year in the largest outbreak the country has seen, the Ministry of Health said in a statement Friday. “The boy is in a stable condition at Kantha Bopha hospital,” after he was administered Tamiflu, the only anti-viral drug recommended to treat the H5N1 virus, said Sonny Krishnan, spokesperson for the World Health Organization (WHO) in Cambodia.