Cambodian Man Dies From Bird Flu

A 50-year-old man has died from bird flu in Cambodia, the health ministry said on Sunday, the second death from the virus recorded in the country this year.

The World Health Organization has called for vigilance after bird flu was detected in mammals, but has stressed that the risk to humans is low.

The ministry said that tests had confirmed the man — who has not been named, but is from eastern Svay Rieng province bordering Vietnam — was positive for bird flu virus H5N1 from October 7.

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