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Monday, April 19, 2010

Malaysia : 39 new H1N1 cases detected

Via News Straits Times, another article related to the one I have posted below:

" Thirty-nine new influenza A (H1N1) cases have been detected, taking the total number of cases to 13,127.

Director-General of Health Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican said no deaths were reported while the number of patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) remained at 12.

"There are 534 influenza-like illness (ILI) cases nationwide of which 70, or 13.1 per cent have been confirmed positive A (H1N1)," he said in a statement here yesterday.

He said up to 8am on Saturday, six cases of ILI cluster were reported in Johor, Pahang, Perak and Perlis.

This included cases at Sri Merdeka Kindergarten in Taman Merdeka, Batu Pahat, Johor, Indera Pahlawan National Service camp clinic in Jengka 6, Maran, Pahang and the Immigration Department quarters in Padang Besar, Perlis.

The public has been urged to take preventive measures while pregnant women and those suffering from asthma, diabetes, kidney and heart ailments should receive H1N1 vaccines which are available at 104 government health facilities nationwide. "

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