Unknown disease reported in Cambodia
A severe respiratory disease with neurological symptoms has been affecting children in Cambodia.
To date, of the 62 children admitted to hospitals with the disease, 61 have died.
The condition begins with a high fever, followed by respiratory and/or neurologic symptoms. Rapid deterioration of respiratory functions follows.
The Ministry of Health of Cambodia and the World Health Organization are investigating the cases and possible causes of the disease.
The focus of the investigation is to find the cause and source of the disease for appropriate treatment and control.
Meanwhile, neighbouring countries have been informed.