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International Effort Underway to Control Bird Flu in Cambodia

Health officials are scheduled to meet in the Cambodian capital on Monday, March 24, to discuss that country’s increase in the number of cases of avian influenza in humans. The most recent victim, a two-year-old girl, died on March 14, bringing the number of confirmed fatalities this year to four. Fourteen Cambodians died last year from the H5N1 strain of avian influenza, more than half of the global total. At the Chhbar Ampov market, one of Phnom Penh’s largest, sales of chickens are...

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