The brother of a boy who died final week from chook flu has examined optimistic for the virus, Cambodia’s Health Ministry has mentioned.
The 9-year-old’s loss of life within the northeastern province of Kratie was the primary from chook flu in Cambodia this yr, after 4 have been reported final yr by the World Health Organisation.
Bird flu, also called avian influenza, usually spreads in poultry and wasn’t deemed a risk to individuals till a 1997 outbreak amongst guests to poultry markets in Hong Kong.
Most human circumstances have concerned direct contact with contaminated poultry, however there have been considerations that the virus might evolve to unfold extra simply between individuals.
The WHO and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation this month warned that Lunar New Year festivities celebrated in a lot of Asia posed an elevated danger of spreading the virus.
In a press release, Cambodia’s Health Ministry mentioned the 16-year previous brother examined optimistic for the virus on Sunday however exhibited no signs. The boy was present process medical remedy, and officers are investigating who had contact with the brothers and the way and the place they contracted the virus.
The Health Ministry mentioned the boy who died final week fell sick with fever, shortness of breath, coughing and fainting after consuming a meal his mother and father had cooked from hen and geese they raised.