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Friday, April 23, 2010

Malaysia : Four in seven cluster cases test positive for A(H1N1)

Today's news from The Star:

" Four people tested positive for Influenza A(H1N1) in seven cluster cases reported to health authorities over 24 hours since Wednesday.

They were among 48 people in the seven clusters who had influenza-like illnesses, and the most number of people infected were in SBP Integrasi Batu Rakit in Kuala Terengganu with 26 patients.

The other cluster cases reported were at Institut Kemahiran Tinggi Batu Pahat, Johor (five); Ai-Alif kindergarten in Parit Khalid in Batu Pahat, Johor (two); SMU (A) Tarbiah Diniah hostel in Pasir Mas, Kelantan (four); national service camp in Bukit Jong, Kuala Krai, Kelantan (three); Kluang Prisons and quarters (five); and SJK (T) Taman Ungku Tun Aminah in Johor Baru, Johor (three).

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican said while all the patients were given anti-viral medication, two have been hospitalised and some quarantined.

Dr Ismail added that as of Wednesday, out of 649 patients treated in hospitals for symptoms of flu, 91 were confirmed to have been infected with A(H1N1). There was no death on Wednesday."

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