The brother of a boy who died final week from chicken flu has examined constructive for the virus, Cambodia’s Health Ministry mentioned Monday.
The 9-year-old’s dying within the northeastern province of Kratie was the primary from chicken flu in Cambodia this 12 months, after 4 have been reported final 12 months by the World Health Organization.
Bird flu, also referred to as 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 issues that the virus might evolve to unfold extra simply between individuals.
The WHO and the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization this month warned that Lunar New Year festivities celebrated in a lot of Asia posed an elevated threat of spreading the virus.
In an announcement, Cambodia’s Health Ministry mentioned the 16-year old brother examined constructive for the virus on Sunday however exhibited no signs. The boy was present process medical therapy, 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 ailing with fever, shortness of breath, coughing and fainting after consuming a meal his mother and father had cooked from hen and geese they raised.