(Lots of news this morning folks.)

Phnom Penh – Cambodian health workers converged on a town near the capital Phnom Penh after a man was diagnosed with avian flu, officials said Friday.

The 19-year-old man from Kandal Province fell ill on November 28 and was being treated in a Phnom Penh hospital, the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation said in a joint statement.

The statement said field teams were searching for other infected residents in the town and the Ministry of Agriculture was investigating poultry deaths in the area.

The unidentified man was diagnosed on Thursday. It is the eighth case of bird flu detected in Cambodia since 2005.