Chikungunya Spreads in Kampong Cham Province
AKP Phnom Penh, June 22, 2012 –
The Chikungunya, an insect-borne virus that is transmitted to humans by virus-carrying by Aedes mosquitoes, has been affecting local people in Kampong Cham province, some 125 kilometers north of Phnom Penh capital city.
Dr. Hay Ra, Chief of Anti-Dengue Program of Provincial Health Department said since May, some 250 infection cases of Chikungunya have been found in the province.
Three districts – Kroch Chmar, Memut and Thbong Khmum – have been affected by the disease, he said.
Chikungunya was first found in Cambodia in 1961 and since then there was no report of this disease until last year.
Article in Khmer by CHHAY Muth
Article in English by SO Sophavy