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Cambodia bird flu deaths trigger fears

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PHNOM PENH - A 35-year-old man has become Cambodia's eighth fatality from the H5N1 bird flu virus,, prompting concern about the spread of the virus in the country, a health official said Tuesday. 

The latest victim, from the northeastern province of Kampong Cham, died on Monday night in a Phnom Penh hospital, said Ly Sovann, deputy head of the health ministry's disease surveillance bureau.

He said the man had eaten two ducks which had previously died, before he became sick himself earlier this month.

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