Cambodia confirms Chikungunya virus outbreak in 12 provinces, sickening over 1,000 people

Cambodia confirmed on Saturday an outbreak of Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) in 12 provinces, sickening more than 1,000 people, according to Health Ministry’s secretary of state and spokeswoman Or Vandine.

CHIKV re-emerged in the Southeast Asian country last month and had left 1,020 people ill, including 562 females, the official said in a statement.

“More than 80 percent of the cases had been detected in four provinces, namely Siem Reap, Banteay Meanchey, Preah Vihear and Kampong Cham,” Vandine said.

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