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In a follow-up on the situation with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A(H5N1) in Prey Veng province, the Cambodian Ministry of Health reported the confirmation of a second human H5N1 avian influenza case.

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The emergency response team collected samples from 12 people.

One of the 12 samples – taken from a 49-year-old man, the father of the young girl that died earlier this week, living in Roleang village, Romlech commune, Sithor Kandal district, Prey Veng province,– has been confirmed as positive. He is reported as largely asymptomatic.

The latest case is the 58th case found as of February 23, 2023. There were 45 cases of children under 14 years of age and 31 cases out of 58 cases were women. Since the first outbreak of bird flu in the Kingdom of Cambodia in 2005, of the 58 cases of the H5N1 bird flu virus, only 19 have survived.