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Bird flu, or the H5N1 virus, has become a serious threat in Camobia--especially to children.
The young boy came from a village where recent poultry deaths were reported, according to Cambodia's Health Ministry and the World Health Organization.
The 20-month-old bird flu victim from the southern Kampot province was the eighth Cambodian to be diagnosed with the virus and the seventh to die as a result of it.
...Thirty-two cases of the bird flu were reported last year, while 20 of those diagnoses resulted in fatalities.
New Bird Flu Kills Two Chinese: First Ever Human Casualties From H7N9
Two men in Shanghai are the first humans to die from H7N9, a strain of bird flu that has previously not been reported affecting humans, said Chinese authorities on Sunday.
According to the Associated Press, China's National Health and Family Planning Commission reports a third person who has been infected and is in critical condition in the province of Anhui nearby.