A mysterious killer disease is stalking children in Cambodia, and doctors are stumped as to what it is. Dozens of children have died, some within hours, in the hospital of the disease.
The scary thing about this disease is that doctors have no idea what it is. The good thing is that they don't believe it is contagious, so hopefully other children who were exposed to the ones who became ill will not also get sick from this killer disease.
Since April, 56 boys and girls have died from the "undiagnosed syndrome." Only one child survived the infection. That is enough to make any parent weak in the knees.
Deputy director of Cambodia's Communicable Disease Control Department Ly Sovann said, "We are looking at detailed information from the hospital records and analysing each and every case. We hope to have a better picture in the coming days."
The World Health Organization is also working with officials to figure out what the bizarre, unexplained illness is. Hopefully they are able to pinpoint the cause and develop a treatment soon before any more children lose their lives to the killer disease.
Meanwhile, any parent who has a child displaying unusual symptoms is urged to take the ill child to the hospital immediately. This has to be an incredibly scary time for parents of young children in Cambodia. The sooner authorities figure out what is going on, the better it will be for everybody's peace of mind in the region.