How Climate Change May Be Contributing to Our Political Instability
If you pick up the newspaper these days, it’s hard not to be overwhelmed by the headlines: historic wildfires, a deadly pandemic and an impending U.S. election unlike any in recent memory. When you take a step back, it seems a bit like the fabric of society is fraying. Climate change isn’t entirely responsible for any of these problems, but there is a growing body of literature suggesting that climate change shapes political and social stability. Research has shown repeatedly that warmer temperatures and more extreme weather contribute to a slew of adverse outcomes: violent crime, political instability and the...
Source: TIME: Science - September 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Gender-based violence and factors associated with victimization among female entertainment workers in Cambodia: a cross-sectional study - Wieten CW, Chhoun P, Tuot S, Brody C, Yi S.
This study aims to examine the prevalence of GBV amo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

A qualitative study of the context of speed management in Cambodia - King M, Pen S.
Key Findings •The context of speed management in Cambodia presents a number of challenges; • A functional road hierarchy and a less complex speed limit system are needed; • Effective enforcement requires resourcing and addressing of issues a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Live-tweeting and distant suffering: Nicholas Kristof as global savior - Barnes L.
This essay interrogates Nicholas Kristof's reporting on sex trafficking in Cambodia, examining the New York Times columnist's narrative self-fashioning in the context of the neoimperialist rescue fantasies his writing perpetuates. It explores the intersect... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

They escaped the worst of COVID-19. Now Cambodians face a debt crisis
Millions are at risk of defaulting on loans as the coronavirus pandemic halts Cambodia's recovery from decades of war and poverty. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - August 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charles McDermid, Kea Pav Source Type: news

Southeast Asia Has a Chance to Build Back Better Post-Pandemic
A boat on Pasig River in the Philippines. The Philippines has the highest mortality rate from the coronavirus in Southeast Asia. Credit:Kara Santos/IPS By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Jul 31 2020 (IPS) Southeast Asia’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has been efficient, but some areas such as data privacy, measures to go back to normalcy after lockdown is lifted, and resources for migrant or transient populations will need addressing.  United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said while the pandemic has introduced new challenges in the region, including threats to peace and security, &ldquo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Food & Agriculture Global Governance Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Coronavirus CO Source Type: news

Alcohol consumption and attributable harm in middle-income South-East Asian countries: epidemiology and policy options - Sornpaisarn B, Shield K, Manthey J, Limmade Y, Low WY, Van Thang V, Rehm J.
Background Factors and policies which potentially explain the changes in alcohol consumption and related harms from 2010 to 2017 in 11 middle-income countries in the South-East Asian region (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Maldives... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The Latest: Virus infects Cambodians who went on UN mission
Cambodia says the coronavirus has been detected in four members of a Cambodian military force that was stationed in Mali on a U.N. peacekeeping mission (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: 2 US diplomats among new virus cases in Cambodia
Two U.S. diplomats are among five new cases of coronavirus in Cambodia announced Friday by health officials (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Children in Out-of-Home Care: Lessons from the Pandemic
. Credit: Hope And Homes for Children. By Larisa AbrickajaLONDON, Jun 22 2020 (IPS) As the world continues to struggle with the Covid-19 pandemic, the situation in institutions like prisons or care homes has shown how quickly overcrowded facilities can become a breeding ground for an infectious disease. But what about other congregate facilities like residential institutions for children, such as orphanages? What risks do they face? And how should governments be responding during – and after – this pandemic? How has the pandemic affected orphanages? The Covid-19 pandemic has had one significant impact on so-ca...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Larisa Abrickaja Tags: Global Headlines Health Source Type: news

Popular doesn't mean influential among Cambodian farmers
(University of Sydney) Published in the International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, their research examined the role of social network brokers - well-connected individuals within a community - in the adoption of innovative farming practices in Battambang Province in North-Western Cambodia. The authors, Dr Petr Matous, Junjian Zhang and Associate Professor Daniel Tan found that less popular farmers were better influencers, compared to their more popular peers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Covid-19: Caring for Care Workers
Credit: UN WomenBy Lan Mercado, Mohammad Naciri, and Yamini MishraUNITED NATIONS, Jun 5 2020 (IPS) COVID-19 has brought the world to a halt. Nations, businesses, and schools have closed, and billions are confined to their homes. Yet millions of care workers step out daily to keep the lights on and support those in need. The majority of them are women – nurses, community health workers, sanitation workers, and others. They earn little and are grossly undervalued despite keeping our society and economy running. Other forms of care – looking after families, cooking, cleaning, and fetching water aren’t paid...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lan Mercado - Mohammad Naciri - Yamini Mishra Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Climate Change Development & Aid Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Why disasters happen: cultural framings from the Diamond Island stampede in Cambodia - Eisenbruch M.
Human stampedes are anthropogenic disasters. The purpose of this study is to identify the emic construction of disaster in Cambodia and thus enable a cultural framing. The case study is the 2010 human stampede at Diamond Island in Phnom Penh, which resulte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

UCLA creates multilingual website for coronavirus information
It ’s abundantly clear that the COVID-19 pandemic has not hit all people equally, and part of that disparity is informational. Many communities have an increased vulnerability because of a lack access to official news, public health information and safety recommendations in a language other than Engl ish.To help remedy that, faculty from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and the Asian American Studies Center quickly came together recently to launchTranslateCovid.org. This new website presents health and safety recommendations and other information in more than 40 languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Korean,...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Syndemic psychosocial health conditions associated with recent client-perpetrated violence against female entertainment and sex workers in Cambodia - Couture MC, Evans JL, Draughon Moret J, Stein ES, Muth S, Phou M, Len A, Ngak S, Sophal C, Neak Y, Carrico AW, Maher L, Page K.
Female entertainment and sex workers (FESW) are vulnerable to violence, which impedes safer sex behaviors and increases risk of HIV. FESW are also disproportionately affected by co-occurring psychosocial health conditions, including substance use, depressi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

The Covid-19 Riddle: Why Does the Virus Wallop Some Places and Spare Others?
Experts are trying to figure out why the coronavirus is so capricious. The answers could determine how to best protect ourselves and how long we have to. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hannah Beech, Alissa J. Rubin, Anatoly Kurmanaev and Ruth Maclean Tags: Quarantines Politics and Government Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Epidemics Genetics and Heredity Princess Cruises World Health Organization Africa Bangkok (Thailand) Brazil Cambodia China Daegu (South Korea) Dominican Republic Dubai Source Type: news

World Press Freedom Day: The Assault on Media Freedom in Asia Worsens During COVID-19 Pandemic
By Josef BenedictKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Apr 29 2020 (IPS) May 3rd marks World Press Freedom Day around the world. During this COVID-19 pandemic, a robust media environment is critical: access to life-saving information is key in the fight against the virus. As governments impose a range of restrictions in attempts to curb the pandemic, journalists help hold authorities to account by providing analysis, engaging in debate about government actions, and creating a space for dialogue about the future we all hope to see. However, civic freedoms are under assault across the world. Data released by the CIVICUS Monitor in its Pe...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Josef Benedict Tags: Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Press Freedom TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

New clothes pile up at Cambodian factories. Coronavirus forces U.S. brands to cancel orders
The drop in foreign orders is devastating workers in the Southeast Asian country, which counts on the garment industry for 40% of its economic output. Those still employed now fear contracting COVID-19 inside cramped factories. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Pierson Source Type: news

Vietnam Winning New War Against Invisible Enemy
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 14 2020 (IPS) Vietnam, just south of coastal China, is the 15th most populous country in the world with 97 million people.According to its Ministry of Health (MoH), as of 13 April, there were 262 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 144 recovering or discharged from hospitals, and no deaths. Poor country, early action With officials acting quickly to trace and test contacts, as well as quarantine and treat the infected, Vietnam contained the first wave of infections in January. Following a second wave of 41 new cases, Vietnam imposed a national isolation o...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Asia-Pacific Featured Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

Female entertainment workers and condom use negotiation in post-100% condom use era Cambodia - Brody C, Reno R, Chhoun P, Kaplan K, Tuot S, Yi S.
This study aims to understand the ex... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Peacekeeping radio stations provide COVID-19 information to vulnerable communities in conflict-affected countries
UN Peacekeeping radio stations have in recent decades helped build support for peace process in a dozen countries around the world including Cambodia, Croatia, Namibia and Timor-Leste.   (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - March 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa: Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa and Zimbabwe to Get New TB Drug
[Aurum Institute] Today, the Aurum Institute and its partners, as part of the IMPAACT4TB project, announced that five high-burden TB countries will roll out a new, shorter drug regimen (known as 3HP) to prevent TB. The announcement comes as countries around the world mark World TB Day, which takes place every year on March 24th. Countries that will initially provide the new regimen with funding from Unitaid, U.S. PEPFAR and the Global Fund include Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa and Zimbabwe. More than 120,0 (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 24, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cambodia reports three new coronavirus cases, bringing total to 87
Cambodia reported three new coronavirus cases on Monday, bringing the total to 87, the health ministry said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cambodia reports two new coronavirus cases, bringing total to 86
Cambodia reported two new coronavirus cases on Monday, bringing the total to 86, health authorities said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

‘None of Us Have a Fear of Corona’: The Faithful at an Outbreak’s Center
A gathering of 16,000 at a Malaysian mosque became the pandemic ’s largest known vector in Southeast Asia, spreading the coronavirus to half a dozen countries. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hannah Beech Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Religion and Belief Quarantines Muslims and Islam Mosques Rohingya (Ethnic Group) Pew Research Center Tablighi Jamaat Shincheonji Church of Jesus the Temple of the Tabernacle of the Testimony Brunei Cambodia F Source Type: news

Cambodia reports 21 new cases of coronavirus, bringing total to 33
Cambodia reported 21 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, raising its tally to 33. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A network analysis of culturally relevant anxiety sensitivity and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in Cambodians - Hinton DE, McNally RJ, Fairfax RCE, Harachi TW.
The Anxiety Sensitivity Index (ASI) measures fears of anxiety-related symptoms based on respondent beliefs about their harmfulness. This is the first network analysis of anxiety sensitivity and PTSD, and the first to explore an addendum of culturally salie... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cruise Ship Carrying Over 6,000 People Denied Entry to Jamaica and Cayman Islands Amid Coronavirus Fears  
A cruise ship from the Miami-based cruise line MSC Cruises has been denied entry to the Cayman Islands and Jamaica amid fears of the novel coronavirus. The MSC Meraviglia from was blocked from entering the port in Ochos Rios, Jamaica on Tuesday, health officials said. The ship, carrying more than 4,500 passengers and over 1,600 crew members on a 14-day cruise of the Caribbean, was denied entry after health officials found that one crew member, reporting flu-like symptoms, had been placed in isolation. “The crew member had a cough, fever and associated muscle pains with a travel history to a country of interest relati...
Source: TIME: Health - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 health onetime Source Type: news

Cruise Ship Docks in Mexico, Passengers Allowed to Disembark After Being Denied Entry in Jamaica, Cayman Islands Amid Coronavirus Fears
A cruise ship from the Miami-based cruise line MSC Cruises has docked at Cozumel, Mexico after being denied entry to Cayman Islands and Jamaica amid fears of COVID-19. MSC Cruises said in a statement emailed to TIME Thursday morning that MSC Meraviglia is “currently waiting for local health officials to board the ship to conduct customary checks provided for by maritime protocols.” A passenger on board the ship, who asked not to be identified, confirmed to TIME that the vessel had docked in Cozumel and that those onboard are “waiting for authorities to clear the ship.” The ship is allowed to dock a...
Source: TIME: Health - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan and Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 health onetime UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

Coronavirus spreads to Germany, Switzerland, Croatia, Iraq, Spain, Algeria, Austria and Brazil while cases explode in Italy by 45% in one day
(Natural News) Over the last 36 hours or so, the coronavirus spread has now been confirmed in a slew of new countries, including Germany, Switzerland, Croatia, Iraq, Spain, Algeria and Austria. Cases are already confirmed in Belgium, Lebanon, Finland, Sweden, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Israel, Cambodia, Nepal, Afghanistan, Russia and many other countries. An infection is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A U.S. Woman Who Traveled on the Westerdam Cruise Ship Does Not Have Coronavirus After All, CDC Says
An American woman feared to have potentially spread COVID-19 to other passengers aboard Holland America Line’s Westerdam cruise ship does not seem to have the novel coronavirus after all, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed. The false-positive is only the latest development in the Westerdam saga. After rumors spread that a passenger on board the Westerdam had coronavirus, the vessel was denied entry at ports in five different countries—even as the cruise line maintained that nobody on board was sick with COVID-19. Passengers celebrated when some were finally allowed to disembark ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime Source Type: news

Malaysia says American coronavirus case now tests negative for virus
Malaysian health authorities on Saturday said an American passenger of a cruise liner docked in Cambodia has now tested negative for the novel coronavirus, a week after she had been declared the country's 22nd confirmed virus case. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Target forecast for reducing road traffic accidents in realizing sustainable development goals (SDGs): comparative study of China, Japan and Cambodia - Xuelei G, Jing F, Chuanhao X, Xiaoping T, Aimei L.
OBJECTIVE To compare the deaths and injuries caused by road traffic accidents in China, Japan and Cambodia, and predict whether the three countries can achieve the goal set in the Sustainable Development Goals to reduce the number of road traffic deaths an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Cruise Passenger Whose Coronavirus Infection Went Undetected Shows It May Not Be Possible to Stop the Outbreak From Spreading
Just the rumor that there could be coronavirus aboard the Westerdam led five ports to deny the luxury cruise ship entry earlier this month. When Cambodia finally agreed to let the vessel dock at Sihanoukville on Feb. 13, the Holland America cruise line and public health officials took precautions to determine if anyone on board was infected with the deadly disease. The ship had already been at sea for 12 days, toward the end of what experts believe to be the incubation period for the COVID-19 virus, and no one aboard had been to China in the previous two weeks. All passengers and crew had their temperatures taken. Upon dis...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime overnight Travel Source Type: news

Finally let off cruise, passengers desperate for flight home
Cruise passengers who thought their travel nightmare had ended when they were finally allowed to disembark in Cambodia are finding themselves in a new state of limbo (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Cruise Giant Carnival Works to Manage Deepening Coronavirus Crisis
Carnival could be hurt financially after passengers on two of its ships were found to be infected. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Yaffe-Bellany Tags: Cruises Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Carnival Corporation Carnival Cruise Lines Cambodia China Epidemics Source Type: news

Last passengers leave cruise ship in Cambodia after virus clearance
Remaining passengers who were stuck onboard a cruise ship docked in Cambodia for almost a week left the vessel on Wednesday after they tested negative for the coronavirus, a government official said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New Cases in China Appear to Be Slowing
The number of confirmed new cases in China appeared again to be slowing. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Deaths (Fatalities) Epidemics Cruises China Hubei Province (China) Japan Cambodia Source Type: news

Live Updates: Over 150 Million Chinese Are Under Coronavirus Lockdown
More than 10 percent of the country ’s population faces restrictions on how often they can leave their homes. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Deaths (Fatalities) Epidemics Cruises China Hubei Province (China) Japan Cambodia Source Type: news

Coronavirus Infection Found After Cruise Ship Passengers Disperse
Amid assurances that the Westerdam was disease free, hundreds of people disembarked in Cambodia and headed for airports. One was later found to be infected. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard C. Paddock, Sui-Lee Wee and Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Cambodia Malaysia Epidemics Sihanoukville (Cambodia) Source Type: news

Cruise Ship Passengers, Some Infected, Flown Back to U.S.
As passengers were evacuated from one ship in Japan, health officials scrambled to test people on another, in Cambodia. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Ships and Shipping Deaths (Fatalities) Recession and Depression Epidemics United States Source Type: news

Rate of New Fatalities Drops in China
China ’s National Health Commission on Monday reported 2,048 new cases of coronavirus infections and 105 new deaths over the previous 24 hours. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Epidemics Deaths (Fatalities) Politics and Government Cruises Viruses China Cambodia Hubei Province (China) Source Type: news

Coronavirus Updates: Cruise Ship Passengers, Some Infected, Flown Back to U.S.
As passengers were evacuated from one ship in Japan, health officials scrambled to test people on another, in Cambodia. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Ships and Shipping Deaths (Fatalities) Recession and Depression Epidemics United States Source Type: news

Virus fears rise after Cambodia's acceptance of cruise ship
The feel-good story of how Cambodia allowed a cruise ship to dock after it was rejected elsewhere for fear of spreading a new virus took an unfortunate turn after a passenger later tested positive (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Among States 'Most Vulnerable' to COVID-19
[East African] Kenya, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Cambodia and Nepal are the top seven low and middle-income countries most vulnerable to direct adverse economic losses due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in China (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Virus deals new blow to Cambodian city bound to China
An influx of Chinese that some Cambodians resented for bringing noise, dust and chaos to the port of Sihanoukville, is the cause of more pain now that it has gone into reverse. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Passenger Confirmed to Have Coronavirus After Leaving Cruise Ship That Docked in Cambodia
A passenger on a cruise ship that was denied entry from several countries amid concerns about the spread of a deadly coronavirus was confirmed to be infected with the novel coronavirus after she and her husband disembarked when the ship was allowed to dock in Cambodia. The confirmation of an infection on the ship has raised concerns about the virus’ further spread, and authorities are scrambling to confirm if other passengers might be infected, potentially spreading the virus to countries it has not yet reached. The 83-year-old American woman, who had been on board the Holland America Line ship the Westerdam, was s...
Source: TIME: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia and Hillary Leung Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime overnight Travel Source Type: news

Hundreds of Cruise Ship Passengers Stuck in Cambodia After Coronavirus Case Confirmed
Hundreds of passengers from a cruise ship are stuck in Cambodia while officials test them for a coronavirus after an elderly woman who had disembarked was found to have the virus. U.S. State Department officials said that 200 Americans remain in Cambodia, waiting to be cleared for travel, including 92 who remain on board the Holland America Line ship the Westerdam. Cambodian officials asked those in hotels in the country not to leave their rooms while further testing is done. According to the cruise line, the first batch of 406 tests were negative, and cleared guests were allowed to travel home. On Monday, Holland America...
Source: TIME: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia, Hillary Leung and Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime overnight Travel Source Type: news