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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Malaysia : 2 dengue deaths bring toll to 54

Via New Straits Times, an article which covers the current dengue and H1N1 situation in Malaysia:

" Two schoolchildren aged 10 and 16 have died of dengue, bringing the death toll to 54 this year. The two from Negri Sembilan died last week.

A total of 15,665 people had dengue between Jan 1 and April 24 compared with 17,531 cases and 41 deaths during the same period last year.

Kuala Lumpur/Putrajaya, Negri Sembilan, Perak, Malacca, Perlis and Sabah reported a high incidence of the disease last week.

Meanwhile, 30 schoolchildren in five states have been placed under home quarantine after they were treated for suspected Influenza A (H1N1) yesterday.

These children, of whom two have been confirmed positive for H1N1, were treated at government hospitals in Sarawak, Perak, Johor, Kelantan and here.

One of the confirmed cases is from the Taska Children Discovery House in Mont Kiara here. The other is from SMA Madrasah Idrisiah in Kuala Kangsar. "

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