Mysterious disease linked to child deaths in Cambodia

Mysterious disease linked to child deaths in Cambodia

POSTED: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 8:30am

UPDATED: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 8:34am

A deadly form of hand, foot and mouth disease has been linked to mysterious child deaths in Cambodia. Health officials say they are extremely concerned about the outbreak which has so far killed 52 people.

Most of the cases involve children younger than three. Epidemiologists are still trying to piece together information about the cases to determine the cause of the outbreak. No vaccine or specific treatment exists.

 

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