Agence France-PresseMarch 10, 2014 06:37
An 11-year-old Cambodian boy has died of bird flu, a hospital official said Monday, the impoverished kingdom's third confirmed fatality -- all children -- from the illness this year.
The boy, who was from northern Kampong Chhnang province, died on Friday morning six hours after he was admitted to hospital, according to Denis Laurent, deputy director of Kantha Bopha Hospital in the capital.
"We tried to do our best... but it was too late and we could not do anything to save him," he told AFP.
Another doctor said the boy had eaten infected poultry.