Cambodia: Mystrious Illness Affecting Children!

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  1. Kalboz
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    Don't want to sound like an alarmist, but I would avoid Cambodia if traveling with children until the mystery is solved: Mystery disease kills 61 kids in Cambodia
     
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    There is more recent news, a virus has been isolated ("hoof, foot, and hand disease"?). Most of the victims are actually 2 and 3 years old (tragically).

    I will be in SE Asia and was (and I guess, currently am) still planning on visiting Cambodia. Two girls, 11 and 13. However, I'm keeping an eye on this story.
     
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    Yes a story worth following, so very sad and the symptom description sounds like this must be a very powerful variant (if what I've read regarding the progress of symptoms is true).
     
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    Great that they resolved the mystery ... the key to prevention here is optimum sanitation and the habitual hand-washing!

    Have a nice trip LarryInNYC
     
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    my prayers go out to the kids and their families - really tragic.
     
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    hello,be careful, we are just back and all of us had a rash over our arms neck and chest. It didn't bother me when i got it, I assumed it was heat rash, but when it spread and the Hong Kong people checked us on entry I started to worry. It appears we were allergic to something, I am saying it was what they washed the bed linen in and with. It lasted 14 days. This was the first time we didn't stay at the Sofitel, so I blame myself, I thought I would try a couple of these hotels I see on trip advisor, should have known better, will not happen again
     
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