|English.news.cn 2012-07-09 19:16:57|
July 9 (Xinhua) -- Indonesian Health Ministry is put under a heightened state of vigilance to monitor the recent development of a mysterious disease that reportedly has killed more than 50 children in Cambodia since April, local media reported on Monday. The Health Ministry's director general for disease control and environmental health, Tjandra Yoga Aditama, said that his ministry had been corresponding with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Cambodian Health Ministry to gather information about the disease's symptoms, and determine whether or not the disease might spread to other countries.
"Currently, the Cambodian Health Ministry and the WHO have yet to collect all the data. Therefore, we can only refer to the disease as an undiagnosed syndrome and a neuro-respiratory syndrome," Tjandra was quoted as saying by the Antara news agency...Even though the disease has claimed dozens of lives, the WHO has yet to issue a travel warning for Cambodia.