Cambodia reports human H9N2 avian influenza infection

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Cambodian health officials reported a H9N2 avian influenza case, which involves a toddler girl who was sick at the end of February, said Hong Kong’s Centre for Health Protection in its latest avian influenza update.

The 13-month-old girl started having symptoms February 27. The report did not have any details about her clinical course or contact with poultry.

Cambodia’s last known H9N2 infection was reported in 2021 and involved a 3-year-old boy.

H9N2 is known to circulate in poultry in some Asian countries. Most cases have been reported in China. Illnesses most commonly occur in children, and symptoms are typically mild.

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Managing Editor and Editor of Asian Poultry Magazine, Jakarta, Indonesia. Arief juggles team directorial management regionally while monitoring avian disease with articles such as, ‘Bacterial enteritis could become a bigger problem by 2025’.