The father of an 11-year-old Cambodian girl who died of H5N1 bird flu has tested positive for the virus, the health ministry announced on Friday, less than two days after the first case was confirmed.
Dr. Seng Panharith, the director of the Prey Veng Provincial Health Department, said the 49-year-old man was taken to an area hospital after testing positive. He is currently asymptomatic.
On Wednesday, the man’s 11-year-old daughter died of H5N1, which was confirmed a few hours later. It is unknown if the man was infected by his daughter or if both were infected by the same source.