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Monday, April 26, 2010

Malaysia : Current Situation of Influenza A (H1N1) as of 26 April 2010

From the MOH, the latest H1N1 update.

Please note another fatality has been reported. If you have been following my updates in this blog, you would have noticed in the past week itself, the number of fatalities which was recorded has increased dramatically.

Is this a cause for concern??? Comments are welcomed.

" Up until 8:00 am on 26 April 2010, there were no reports of ILI cluster incidents.Meanwhile, until 5:30 pm on 25 April 2010, a total of 15 confirmed cases of influenza A (H1N1) was reported for a cumulative number of 13,451 H1N1 cases to date.

The remaining number of ILI cases that are being treated in the wards across the country stands at 543 cases. Of these, 55 cases (10.1%) were confirmed positive influenza A (H1N1). The numbers of patients being treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) are nine (9) cases with seven (7) being in the high-risk groups.

The Ministry of Health has received one (1) report of death related to H1N1 today. The case involved a 48 year old housewife who has risk factors for diabetes, hypertension and obesity. The patient had been in the ICU of Sultanah Nur Zahirah (HSNZ) Kuala Terengganu Hospital since 18 April 2010, and passed away on 24 April 2010.

Although this patient is confirmed positive H1N1 virus infection by PCR testing, the experts reports and blood test results confirms that the cause of death was "septicaemic shock secondary to severe bronchopneumonia" by bacterial infection and not caused by the H1N1 virus directly.

The death toll in Malaysia remains at 80."

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