A mystery illness has killed at least 64 killed children in Cambodia over the past three months, CNN’s Sara Sidner reports.
Sick children have symptoms that include high fever, coughing, stomach pain and difficulty breathing.
The unidentified syndrome sweeps through so fast that “nearly all of the children infected with it die within a day or two of being admitted to the hospital,” says Sidner.
Although most of the infected children come from south of the country, officials are unable to find a a specific area where the cases are coming from.
Some lab results have tested positive for Enterovirus, a highly contagious disease linked to hand, foot and mouth disease and for which there is no cure.
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