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61 Cambodian Children Dead

61 children have died in Cambodia over the last three months from an unidentified disease. The World Health Organization is investigating the mysterious illness that resulted in the death of 61 out of 62 children hospitalized since April with symptoms including high fever, respiratory problems and some neurological impairment. "At this stage, we cannot rule out if this is a mixture of a number of known diseases which have been reported as one syndrome or something new," said a WHO representative in Phnom Penh. All of the patients affected were under the age of 7 and there doesn't seem to be any evidence of the disease spreading from person to person.

July 6, 2012 6:55 AM