Children’s Deaths in Cambodia Linked to Enterovirus

The Institut Pasteur in Cambodia has discovered Enterovirus Type 71 in about two-thirds of patients it tested after a mystery disease killed more than 60 children in the country, said the head of the institute’s virology unit.

Enterovirus Type 71 is a “perfect explanation” for the deaths, Philippe Buchy said by telephone today. “We can now focus on how to contain it,” he said.

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