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Thursday, February 25, 2010

H1N1 Pandemic Situation In Malaysia - Week 07/2010 (14 - 20 February 2010)

The latest update from the Ministry of Health in Malaysia with regards to the H1N1 cases. They missed out an update last week for week 06/2010 (7 - 13 February 2010). Anyway here's the excerpt from Bernama with regards to the update:

" A total of 379 new patients were admitted to hospital for Influenza-like illnesses (ILI) in the week ending Feb 20, Director-General of Health Tan Sri Dr Mohd Ismail Merican said Wednesday.

He also said that in the same period, 383 cases were discharged from hospital."The number of ILI cases still being treated nationwide until Feb 20 was 343 in 38 government hospitals and two private hospitals.

From this number, only three patients or 0.9 per cent were confirmed positive for Influenza A (H1N1) by laboratory tests," he said in a statement."

As you can see the numbers are still high in Malaysia and I think WHO did an excellent job by not declaring the pandemic as over and they have put into consideration the situation in the Southern Hemisphere. Kudos to WHO!

The link from the MOH in Malaysia with the latest H1N1 update:

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