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Feb 13, 2013

Feb 13, 2013

Cambodia, China report H5N1 fatalities

(CIDRAP News) – H5N1 avian influenza killed two more people, a young girl whose illness was first announced by Cambodian authorities today and a Chinese woman whose infection was first reported 3 days ago.

Jan 28, 2013

Jan 28, 2013

Cambodia reports 2 more H5N1 cases, both fatal

(CIDRAP News) – Two Cambodian children died of H5N1 avian influenza infections today, raising the nation's 2013 H5N1 death toll to four and its case total to five, according to an Associated Press (AP) report.

Cambodia has had more H5N1 cases and deaths this month than in all of 2012, when, according to World Health Organization figures, there were three cases, all fatal.

Jan 25, 2013

Jan 25, 2013

Cambodia reports three H5N1 illnesses, two fatal

(CIDRAP News) – Cambodia's health ministry today announced three new H5N1 avian influenza cases, two of them fatal and all located in the southwestern part of the country with exposure to poultry, according to a joint statement from the ministry and the World Health Organization (WHO).

The cases are the world's first to surface in 2013 and push the number of H5N1 infections in Cambodia since 2005 to 24, which includes 21 deaths.

Jan 09, 2013

Dec 07, 2012

Dec 07, 2012

Early-season rise in US flu activity continues

(CIDRAP News) – Influenza is widespread in eight US states, and some other indicators of an early flu season continue to rise, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today.

The percentage of patients' respiratory samples testing positive for flu grew to 20.7% in the week ending Dec 1, up from 15.2% the week before. And, as before, the H3N2 strain continues to dominate, which can be a sign of a more severe flu season.

Nov 19, 2012

Nov 19, 2012

FAO sees signs of decline in H5N1 outbreaks

(CIDRAP News) – The number of reported H5N1 avian influenza outbreaks in poultry and wild birds has decreased since mid 2011 and was down sharply in the second quarter of this year, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a quarterly update on the ongoing situation.

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