Tuesday, October 6, 2009

3 Cambodians die of flu A(H1N1)

PHNOM PENH, Oct. 6 — The Cambodian Health Ministry said on Tuesday that two more Cambodians died of A(H1N1) virus so far, raising the total death number to three in Cambodia.
A 24-year-old pregnant woman and a 41-year-old Cambodian man became the second and third person that died of the flu A(H1N1) after a 40-year-old woman died late last month.

"We all regret for those persons who died of the disease," Mum Bun Heng, health minister said in a news conference at the Calmette Hospital here.

He also appealed to all local people to take care of themselves from this flu and to observe proper hygiene and sanitation.

"We should be cautious in the upcoming Royal Water Festival which falls on Oct. 31 to Nov. 3 because people are crowded at that time," he said, calling on people who have been infected with the flu not to go to the festival to avoid spreading it to other people.

Usually, in the water festival, millions of Cambodian people across the country will rush on to Phnom Penh to celebrate the boat racing.

And so far in total, about 120 people have infected with the flu in Cambodia. The ministry said that it will update the information on website in each week. (PNA/Xinhua) vcs/utb

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