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Monday, December 07, 2009

Cambodia reports 480 cases of A(H1N1) flu, 5 die

PHNOM PENH, Dec. 7 — The Cambodian government said on Monday that the total of influenza A(H1N1) disease in the country has reached 480 cases with five deaths.

Ly Sovann, deputy director of the communicable disease control department of Ministry of Health said that as of today, five Cambodians have died of A(H1N1) flu disease and the total cases reach at 480.

In October, the government announced that four peopled died of the disease and 237 cases were confirmed.

The infected cases are from 13 out of the country's 24 provinces and cities across the country.

Cambodia's Ministry of Health and WHO have continued their efforts in advising people around the country to protect themselves and the families, by saying each individual should cover mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing and dispose of tissue in a bin; wash hands regularly with soap and hot water; do not spit in public; and avoid close contact with sick people.

They also advised that for immediate treatment of the disease, the sick person shall drink lots of liquids; rest and paracetamol to reduce fever and muscle aches. (PNA/Xinhua)

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