A 6-year-old girl from Battambang province, the 22nd person this year to contract avian influenza, is one of only half to have survived what has been the worst-ever outbreak of the virus in Cambodia. The child is on her way to full recovery after spending two weeks in Jayavarman VII Hospital in Siem Reap province where she received Tamiflu, an anti-viral treatment for bird flu in humans that works best if delivered speedily, officials said Sunday. “This is the 22nd case. The girl has been sent home,” Sonny Krish*nan, communications officer with the World Health Organization (WHO), said.
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