Chikungunya outbreak in Cambodia sickens 160

The Cambodian government has identified the “mystery disease” that affected more than 160 people in Poipet town.

The Health Ministry said in a statement that at least 168 people were examined at the Poipet health centre and preliminary tests showed it was Chikungunya.

It said residents of Poipet commune’s Kbal Koh, Poipet and O’Chrov villages, and those from Phsar Kandal commune’s Prey Kub, O’Neang and O’Russey villages experienced fever with temperatures of 38º Celsius, red skin rashes and joint pain.

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