Cambodia reports first case of zika virus since 2010.

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Cambodia reports first case of zika virus since 2010.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:32 am

Cambodia reports first Zika case
18 Nov 2016 at 19:51
PHNOM PENH: The Cambodian government confirmed on Friday that it had detected the country's first case of Zika virus infection in recent years.

The Health Ministry said a 44-year-old man in Tameang Village in Kompong Siem District in the eastern province of Kompong Cham, was found to be infected with the mosquito-borne virus, which has spread around the world.

The man was admitted to hospital last Monday and was discharged on Friday after fully recovering, it said.

It marks the first Zika case detected in Cambodia since 2010 and the eighth since 2007, according to a ministry statement.

Cambodian Health Minister Mam Bunheng appealed on Friday for people to be vigilant and avoid mosquito bites, and to seek medical assistance if they show symptoms of Zika infection, which include fever, rash, joint and muscle pain and conjunctivitis...
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Re: Cambodia reports first case of zika virus since 2010.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:15 am

Apparently the Zika case was a false positive - first test result was positive but the followup test was negative.
Cambodian Health Ministry officials are blaming the Pasteur Institute for the result. However, the question that needs asking is why the first result was announced prematurely to the media. Surprisingly, no one wants to take responsibility.

Health Ministry blames Pasteur Institute for Zika mistake
Mon, 21 November 2016

After social media users criticised the Ministry of Health for a Zika false alarm over the weekend, the ministry’s Department of Communicable Diseases pointed the finger at the Pasteur Institute for the misinformation.

The ministry and the World Health Organization on Friday issued a joint statement indicating the first Zika case in the Kingdom had been confirmed in a 44-year-old man from Kampong Cham. But early on Saturday morning, the ministry retracted its statement, saying the case was determined not to be Zika after further testing.

After some people took to social media to admonish the ministry to verify its information before making it public, the Department of Communicable Diseases maintained it wasn’t to blame.

“This is the fault of the Pasteur [Institute], which is a five-star lab service that did the work carelessly, which the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization depend entirely on,” reads a message posted by the department on its official Facebook page...
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Re: Cambodia reports first case of zika virus since 2010.

Post by General Mackevili » Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:28 am

:facepalm:
"Life is too important to take seriously."

"Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh."

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