Cambodia No human-to-human bird flu transmission found – Crypto News Aktuell in German
PHNOM PENH: Cambodian health officials have said there has been no human-to-human transmission of bird flu in the case of a father and daughter who contracted the virus.
The 11-year-old girl died last Wednesday and her father tested positive two days later, prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to voice its concerns about possible human-to-human transmission.
One of the worst global outbreaks of avian influenza has raged since late 2021, killing tens of thousands of poultry, killing wild birds in large numbers and increasing infections in some mammals.
Cambodia’s Communicable Disease Control Agency (CDC) said late Tuesday that the 49-year-old father, who had no symptoms, had recovered and been discharged from hospital.
“Investigation shows that both (the virus) were contracted from birds in the village. No father-daughter transmission was found,” the CDC said.
Humans rarely contract bird flu, but when they do, it is usually through direct contact with infected birds.
In February, WHO called for vigilance following detection of bird flu in mammals. From 2003 to 2014, the WHO recorded 457 deaths out of 870 infected.
Dead ducks are hung up on a farm on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. (Photo: Reuters)
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