Cambodian three-year-old dies of H5N1 bird flu

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PHNOM PENH, Mar 24 (Reuters) A 3-year-old Cambodian girl has died of H5N1 bird flu, government health officials and the World Health Organisation said today.

The girl, who lived in a village in Kampong Speu province about 40 miles (60 km) west of Phnom Penh, had been in contact with sick and dying chickens, officials said.

''She has been confirmed positive with H5N1,'' WHO spokeswoman Megge Miller said in Phnom Penh.

REUTERS DH BST0800

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