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Monkey-based malaria strain poses 'high risk' to humans: study

A new study has predicted that even if Cambodia manages to eradicate so-called “human” strains of malaria by 2025 – a key government goal – it will continue be at “high risk” of infections from a strain of the parasite more typically found in wild ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/monkey-based-malaria-strain-poses-high-risk-humans-study

Health Ministry acknowledges ‘complications’ in nod to CNM graft

The Ministry of Health this week called for closer oversight of contract employees and acknowledged “inappropriate phenomena” in paperwork filed by mid-level officials, an admission that comes just over a month after evidence came to light of widespread graft at the Kingdom’s National Malaria Centre ...

Bun Sengkong and Stuart White
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/health-ministry-acknowledges-complications-nod-cnm-graft

Cambodia struggling to stem the spread of drug resistant malaria

Malaria infections in Cambodia and the Greater Mekong sub-region fell overall in 2015, according to health officials. But the continuing spread of drug-resistant parasites that cause the disease remains a major concern for local and international health authorities. ...

Neou Vannarin
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/cambodia-struggling-to-stem-the-spread-of-drug-resistant-malaria/3176593.html

Malaria drugs rolled out two years after government decision

The head of the government’s National Malaria Center said on Tuesday that mefloquine-based malaria drugs began arriving in western Cambodia earlier this month, two years after local and international health experts agreed they were needed to combat the parasite’s growing resistance to other medicines. ...

Zsombor Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/malaria-drugs-rolled-out-two-years-after-government-decision-105194/

Cambodia misses goal for zero malaria deaths

Eight people have died of malaria so far this year across the country, according to the government’s latest figures. The deaths mean Cambodia has missed its goal to eliminate fatalities from the mosquito-borne parasite by 2015, though health officials questioned the number—and even the target. ...

Zsombor Peter
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cambodia-misses-goal-for-zero-malaria-deaths-100801/

Dengue cases flying under the radar

Dengue fever can kill. But like the mosquitoes that carry the disease, the number of cases of dengue each year can be difficult to count. One thing is certain: the number of cases in Cambodia goes massively underreported every year. ...

Jonathan Cox
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/13844/dengue-cases-flying-under-the-radar/

Cambodia reports sharp rise in dengue fever cases in 1st half of 2015

The number of reported dengue fever cases has risen to 2,688 dengue in the first six months of this year, up 116 percent from the 1,245 cases over the same period last year, a statement from the Health Ministry said. ...

Xinhua team
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/13719/cambodia-reports-sharp-rise-in-dengue-fever-cases-in-1st-half-of-2015/

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