Cambodian PM, 3 officials get swine flu

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and three of his ministers have been found to have had H1N1 influenza, Cambodia`s health minister has said.

Last Updated: Jun 30, 2010, 15:39 PM IST

Phnom Penh: Cambodian Prime Minister Hun
Sen and three of his ministers have been found to have had
H1N1 influenza, Cambodia`s health minister has said.

Mam Bunheng said in a statement the Prime Minister was
found to have been infected by the H1N1 virus last Friday.

The premier, he added, has already recovered after
treatment over the weekend.

In the same statement, the Health Minister said Yim Chhay
Ly, a deputy Prime Minister, and senior ministers Chhay Than
and Tao Senghour were also found to have the often-dangerous
virus.

Sry Thamarong, a minister attached to the prime minister,
said on Tuesday he was working with Hun Sen in the afternoon
and found him in "normal health".

Ly Sovann, deputy director of the communicable disease
control department of the Ministry of Health, said that as of
Tuesday Cambodia had recorded 591 cases of H1N1-related swine
flu.

Six people have died of swine flu.

PTI