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Twelve-Year-Old in Cambodia Dies of Avian Flu

Apr 05, 20061 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

On Wednesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) said a 12-year-old boy in Cambodia has died of avian flu, and he represents the nation’s sixth person to fall victim to the deadly virus, Reuters reports.

Michael O’Leary, a WHO representative, told Reuters the boy, from Cambodia’s southeastern province of Prey Veng, passed away on Tuesday night.

The deadly H5N1 strain of avian flu first appeared in Southeast Asia in 2003, and the boy’s death is the second in 2006, according to Reuters.

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