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More than 30 villagers get food poisoning

More than 30 people, mostly children, were hospitalized with food poisoning on Sunday in Battambang town. Health Ministry spokesperson Dr. Ly Sovann, who is also the director of communicable diseases control department, said most of the patients were discharged yesterday after receiving treatment from provincial ...

Hand, foot, mouth disease alert

The Health Ministry’s Communicable Disease Control department has urged people to be cautious of the spread of hand, food and mouth disease and asked that infants or children displaying symptoms be brought to seek medical treatment immediately. Ministry spokesperson and director of the CDC Ly Sovann ...

Officials investigating two avian flu outbreaks

The Ministry of Health is testing a suspected human avian flu case following an outbreak in poultry in Svay Rieng province, with experts also investigating a different avian virus – H7N3 – new to Cambodia and discovered in ducks last month in Kampong Thom province, ...

Thousands killed by air pollution yearly: study

A new study by the World Health Organization has found 3 million deaths a year are linked to exposure to outdoor air pollution, with nearly 90 percent of those deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries like Cambodia. The WHO said Southeast Asia bears one of ...

Officials ramping up efforts to prevent Zika

With Zika cases on the rise in neighbouring countries, Cambodian health officials have ordered provinces with a high mosquito density, and those close to the Thai border, to spray pesticides to eliminate Aedes mosquitoes potentially carrying the virus. As of yesterday, no Zika cases – ...

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