Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Cambodia: More Media Reports Of H5N1

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On December 9th we looked at Media Reports Of An H5N1 Outbreak In Cambodia, which was quickly confirmed by the OIE.  While having no reported outbreaks since January of this year (see OIE Notification), surveillance and reporting from this part of the world can be sub-optimal.
Despite several years of low activity, Cambodia has the 4th highest total of H5N1 human infections and deaths (56/37) globally - with the bulk of those cases recorded between 2012 and 2014.
On December 22nd the Cambodian MOH posted the following (translated) statement suggesting the earlier outbreaks continue to spread.
H5N1 influenza outbreak occurred in poultry

Date: 22/December/2017 (update)

The recent H5N1 influenza outbreak occurred in poultry subsequently exploded Preychhor Stong district, Kampong Cham and Kampong Thom explosion two has not been found yet, but officials ministry is continuing to monitor the situation very closely, let's be very cautious about disease transmission, especially in other festivals Which will be reached soon, please be vigilant about the spread of bird flu.
Do not take a major poultry sick or dead poultry or to prepare a meal or resale shall apply to baochrom hygiene and cook consistently.
Please be reminded that since 2005 to 2014 in our country ever bird flu outbreak that has spread from birds to people of 56 cases of which 37 cases have been killed. In particular, 2013 just over 26 cases, including 14 cases of deaths and in 2014 there are 9 cases and 4 deaths.
For more information, please contact tel. 115

So far we've seen two recent outbreaks confirmed by the OIE, the first in Prey Chhor and the second in Staung.  Although slightly syntax-challenged, today there are fresh media reports of what appear to be an additional outbreak of H5N1 in the Leu district, although I haven't found anything posted yet on the MOH or MAFF websites.
Department of Communicable Disease: The H5N1 influenza outbreak found Thom

December 27, 201717:14 pmKuch Naren 

Phnom Penh: The Department of Communicable Disease Control on 27 December, people briefed brother said recently H5N1 influenza outbreak occurred on a series of birds exploded Preychhor and Leu district, Kampong Cham and now also erupted in Stong district, Kampong Thom too.

However, all three cases, the Department of Communicable Disease Control of the Ministry of Health confirmed that found no infection in humans yet still ongoing ministry officials the situation very closely to human health, please be careful about A copy of the disease, especially in Other ways that will reach far in soon, let us always be careful about the spread of bird flu.

Department of Communicable Disease Control suggests that important, do not take poultry sick or dead poultry or to prepare a meal or resale Sanitation baochrom and always cook and reported it immediately to the officials.

Please be reminded that since 2005 to 2014 in our country ever happened bird flu, which has spread from birds to people of 56 cases of which 37 cases have been killed. In particular, 2013 just over 26 cases, including 14 cases of deaths and in 2014 there are 9 cases and 4 cases died.
A person with symptoms of fever over 38.5 ° C and cough or sore symptoms. Or breathe and are exposure to sick or dead died during the 7 days before onset of symptoms considered as suspected cases were sent the patient to the nearest health center or hospital to work Our therapeutic drugs for treating the disease.

While H5N1 has taken a back seat to H5N8/H5N6 and H7N9 in recent years, it continues to circulate in Africa, the Middle East, and parts of Asia.   Over the past few months we've seen a bit of a resurgence in reports on this OG of the bird flu world, which serves to remind us it is still out there, and still a threat.

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