posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 02:16 PM
Today is the first I've heard of this "mystery disease" in cambodia but it has been going on for over a couple months now. There are no known links
between the victims and there are no clusters. This could very well be something easily explained but it could very well also be the beginning of
something not so easily explained.
IMO it seems to be very serious since 60 of the 61 affected people have died. That is a very high death ratio.
Please be aware that I'm not trying to fear monger, I only thought this was a worthy topic to discuss since a possible pandemic can affect us all.
Cambodian and international health officials said Wednesday they are investigating an unexplained disease that has killed more than 60 children
since early April in the small Southeast Asian country.
The Cambodia Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization said in a joint statement that the unknown respiratory disease also involved
neurological symptoms, and that only one of 62 children admitted to hospitals with the illness survived. The illness typically began with high fevers
followed by respiratory or neurological problems, with rapid deterioration of respiratory functions.
"We can't make any conclusions yet," said Ly Sovann, an official at Cambodia's Ministry of Health reached by phone Wednesday night. "We need to have
further investigations," he said, adding, "we are not on alert yet" for wider problems.
"The cause of the disease may not be new, but the scale at which it is occurring has not been observed in recent years," the WHO said in an email sent
to The Wall Street Journal. "Possible causes of the disease are being considered but definite identification may take some time."
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RSOE EDIS has finally decided to report on this effective yesterday:
An unidentified disease has killed 60 young children in Cambodia in three months, the World Health Organization said Tuesday as it raced to
identify the cause. "The number of deaths reported to WHO is 60 cases and they have all been in young children," said Dr Nima Asgari, a public health
specialist for the UN body in Cambodia, adding that the first casualties were reported in April. The WHO is currently working with the Cambodian
Ministry of Health "to identify the cause and the route of spread of this disease", he said. With the investigation still at an early stage, Asgari
said it was difficult to specify the symptoms, which "include high fever and severe chest disease symptoms, plus in some children there were signs of
neurological involvement". There have been 61 reported cases so far, Asgari said, with just one patient surviving. The victims, all aged seven and
under, were admitted to hospitals in the capital Phnom Penh and the northwestern tourist hub of Siem Reap. In separate comments the WHO said there
were no signs yet of contagion. "To date, there is no report of any staff or any neighbouring patients to the cases at the hospitals becoming sick
with similar symptoms," it said. Asgari confirmed there was "no cluster of the cases yet" but said the high mortality rate in such a short space of
time was worrisome. "WHO is always concerned about a disease which causes death in such high numbers of children," he said. Cambodian health ministry
officials were not immediately available for comment.
This is just speculation on my behalf but this area is know for it's high rate of bird and swine flu among other communicable diseases so hopefully
this isn't a virus mutation.
edit on 4-7-2012 by Corruption Exposed because: (no reason given)