PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A 2-year-old girl has become the 11th person to die of bird flu in Cambodia this year.
Cambodia's health ministry said Friday that the girl from the southern province of Kampot died from the H5N1 bird flu virus Tuesday after suffering from fever, breathing difficulties, diarrhea and other symptoms.
The ministry said the girl and other villagers had shared a meal of chickens that had died.
It said a 5-year-old girl from the southern Takeo province was also diagnosed with bird flu but is recovering.
The H5N1 virus normally spreads between poultry but can sometimes spread from poultry to humans.
The number of deaths from bird flu in Cambodia this year is the highest since the disease surfaced in 2003.
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