Searching for H1N1 in Cambodia

Authorities are on alert searching for three foreign visitors reported to be contaminated with the swine flu, according to the Ministry of Health and the Korean Embassy.

Three American citizens arrived last Sunday in Phnom Penh from South Korea and one of them was diagnosed with the sickness, but they entered in the country.

Cambodia has not reported cases of contamination with the H1N1 influenza that started in Mexico and has killed more than 11 thousand persons around the world. However, the country has been in alert, especially in the airport, to prevent it. However, the three American citizens did not show symptoms and were later reporter to Cambodian authorities by the Korean Embassy.

The three American citizens said to have the influenza are two men and a woman and the authorities are searching for them in order to test.


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About Albeiro Rodas

Albeiro Rodas (in Cambodia Sky Ly Samnang), is a MA in Digital Communication, independent journalist and a Salesian of Don Bosco from Amalfi, Colombia, based in Cambodia since 1999. He is the creator of the Don Bosco schools of journalism in Sihanoukville and Kep with young people from poor communities and the founder of the Don Bosco Kep Children Fund. Medal for Social Commitment UPB (2010); among the 100 more upstanding Colombians abroad (Marca Colombia, 2012, and among the 12 Colombians that are making this a better world 2013 (

One response to “Searching for H1N1 in Cambodia”

  1. pietro hublitz says :

    the real problem is in Thailand, now, the virus is spreading rapidly.
    As far as I know Tamiflu or other antivirals are not available over the counter, seems they are mainly stocked by the Health Ministry and concerned Ngos.
    No need to worry , just have some precautions: avoid big shopping malls , movie theaters, discos or crowded restaurants , when in the markets do not touch anything if not necessary, wash your hands frequently .This virus is less lethal than many others, it has a death rate of 0.2 percent.
    Just use your common sense, and in case of dry cough, fever, joint pain and/or headache , consult a doctor, a foreign one is preferred as the local ones don’ t even know anything about N1N1 or get in touch immediately with your embassy.

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