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One year later: The first detection of Covid-19 in Cambodia

Exactly one year ago today, Institut Pasteur du Cambodge (IPC) identified the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Cambodia. A long history of detecting and preventing emerging and endemic infectious diseases along with a rapid response to the global concern over “pneumonia of unknown origin” allowed IPC to be ready to test for SARS-CoV-2 in mid-January.