A 9-year-old boy from Battambang province’s Sangke district became the 10th person to die from bird flu late on Sunday, in the worst outbreak of the deadly H5N1 virus Cambodia has ever seen. So far this year there have been 16 reported cases, out of which six survived, double the number of cases during the second-worst outbreak of the disease in 2011 when eight cases were recorded, all of whom died. “He passed away late [Sun*day] night in the Jayavarman VII hospital in Siem Reap,” Sonny Krishnan, spokesman for the World Health Organization (WHO) in Cambodia, said Monday.
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