Two more new human cases of avian influenza have been confirmed for the H5N1 virus in Cambodia, bringing the total of the cases to 20 since beginning of the year.

A five-year-old girl from the southwest province of Takeo and a two-year-old girl from the southwest province of Kampot were the two latest victims, and the two-year old girl already died, said Kantha Bopha hospital.

Bird flu took 11 lives in Cambodia so far this year.

The first case was found in Cambodia in 2004. Since then the country has reported 41 H5N1 cases, claiming 30 lives.-VNA