HFMD virus linked to deadly disease in Cambodia

Posted at 07/09/2012 4:59 PM

Health officials have found clues on a mystery illness that has claimed the lives of dozens of children in Cambodia. Cambodia's Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization say many of the fatalities were positive for Enterovirus Type 71, which causes hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD).  Dr. Nima Asgari of the World Health Organization in Cambodia sheds more light on the mystery disease. - The Bureau, ANC, July 9, 2012