Bird flu alert in Cambodia

Cambodia is on alert having seen worst outbreak of avian influenza H5N1 since the disease was first identified. So far this year seventeen cases have been report, ten of which have been fatal, prompting the government to call for extra health measures to be taken.
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A woman sells chickens at the Deum Kor Market in central Phnom Penh on August 25, 2013 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Cambodia has seen the worst out-break of avian influenza H5N1 since the disease was first identified, so far this year 17 cases have been report, 10 of which have been fatal. (Getty Images)
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A woman sells chickens at the Kandal Market in central Phnom Penh on August 25, 2013 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Cambodia has seen the worst outbreak of Avian influenza H5N1 since the disease was first identified, so far this year 17 cases have been report, 10 of which have been fatal. (Getty Images)
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Dr. Sari Mon from the Cambodian Ministry of Health takes a blood sample from a girl living near a poultry farm where the latest case of H5N1 had been detected August 26, 2013 in Krong Preak village, Kandal Province, Cambodia. Cambodia has seen the worst outbreak of Avian influenza H5N1 since the disease was first identified, so far this year 17 cases have been report, 10 of which have been fatal. (Getty Images)
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A man transports poultry from a truck at the Orussy markets in central Phnom Penh on August 28, 2013 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Cambodia has seen the worst outbreak of Avian influenza H5N1 since the disease was first identified, so far this year 17 cases have been report, 10 of which have been fatal. (Getty Images)
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Chickens on display at the Deum Kor Market in central Phnom Penh on August 25, 2013 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Cambodia has seen the worst outbreak of Avian influenza H5N1 since the disease was first identified, so far this year 17 cases have been report, 10 of which have been fatal. (Getty Images)
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A woman sells live chickens at the Kandal Market in central Phnom Penh on August 25, 2013 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Cambodia has seen the worst outbreak of Avian influenza H5N1 since the disease was first identified, so far this year 17 cases have been report, 10 of which have been fatal. (Getty Images)
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Dr. Sari Mon from the Cambodian Ministry of Health takes a blood sample from Sreum Nygi the grandmother of Hak Kimlang (not pictured), Kimlang (5years old) had recently recovered from having caught H5N1 from a poultry farm near her grandmother's house August 26, 2013 in Krong Preak village, Kandal Province, Cambodia. Cambodia has seen the worst outbreak of Avian influenza H5N1 since the disease was first identified, so far this year 17 cases have been report, 10 of which have been fatal. (Getty Images)
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Chickens in holding pens at an egg farm south of Phnom Penh on August 26, 2013 in Preak Palap, Kandal Province, Cambodia. Cambodia has seen the worst outbreak of Avian influenza H5N1 since the disease was first identified, so far this year 17 cases have been report, 10 of which have been fatal. (Getty Images)
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Chickens in holding pens at an egg farm south of Phnom Penh on August 26, 2013 in Preak Palap, Kandal Province, Cambodia. Cambodia has seen the worst outbreak of Avian influenza H5N1 since the disease was first identified, so far this year 17 cases have been report, 10 of which have been fatal. (Getty Images)
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Chickens are prepared for sale at the Orussey Market in central Phnom Penh on August 28, 2013 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Cambodia has seen the worst outbreak of Avian influenza H5N1 since the disease was first identified, so far this year 17 cases have been report, 10 of which have been fatal. (Getty Images)
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