Bird flu kills 11th person in Cambodia this year
PHNOM PENH (AP) - A 2-year-old girl has become the 11th person to die of bird flu in Cambodia this year.
Cambodia's health ministry said on Friday that the girl from the southern province of Kampot died from the H5N1 bird flu virus on Tuesday after suffering from fever, breathing difficulties, diarrhoea and other symptoms.
The ministry said the girl and other villagers had shared a meal of chickens that had died.
It said a 5-year-old girl from the southern Takeo province was also diagnosed with bird flu but is recovering.