02 Nov '11, 11pm

Cambodians infected with both swine, seasonal flu: WASHINGTON (AFP) - A rare case of people being infected with

WASHINGTON (AFP) - A rare case of people being infected with both swine and seasonal flu has been documented in Cambodia, raising concern about the possibility of a potent combination strain, said a study out on Wednesday. The unusual diagnoses were made in a 23-year-old teacher and one of his young male students, who had H1N1 and a human season flu H3N2 at the same time, said the findings in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Neither patient was hospitalised and their illnesses did not appear any more severe than in typical patients who are afflicted with a single strain. The cases date back to 2009, the year the pandemic H1N1 flu emerged, and do not pose a current threat, but rather remind experts of the dangers that a strain such as H5N1 bird flu could mix with human flu and sicken millions.

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