I guess the frenzy about the swine flu hasn’t really reached me yet. But yesterday, I made a call to my mom in the Philippines and I gather there is really a lot of cases H1N1 cases already in the Philippines and they are doubly cautious.Of course she spent a good 5 minutes of our conversation lecturing me about keeping healthy and about the symptoms of this and that..
Here in Cambodia, there is no H1N1 outbreak yet and the likelihood of an outbreak is “very small at this point”, a senior WHO official was quoted. I’ve been browsing the news this morning and I read that Cambodia now has a total of six confirmed H1N1 cases, including one domestic case of the H1N1 virus.
Among the six confirmed cases, one is a Filipino national who was tested for the virus after showing flulike symptoms at the Poipet border. All of these six confirmed cases are currently receiving treatment here in Phnom Penh.
I really hope there won’t be any outbreak, as health services here are limited at best.. Check out the latest updates from WHO.