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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Malaysia : Fourth school in Langkawi closes over flu-like illness

Via The Star, a cause for concern???

" A fourth school in Langkawi has closed after its pupils were found to be suffering from influenza-like illness.

The Kedah Education Department closed SJKC Chung Hwa after 40 pupils were found with the illness.

Department director Shahidan Abdul Rahman said the school would be closed for five days beginning today.

“This is the fourth cluster of influenza-like illness in Langkawi and the Health Department is closely monitoring all schools on the island.

“Last week, SMK Langkawi Pulau Tuba, SK Bagan Nyiur Selat and SMK Teknik Langkawi were ordered closed between five and six days,” he added."

Please read the whole report, and you will notice the last 3 paragraph, which to me seems to be an alarming situation:

" Meanwhile, Kedah Health Committee chairman Dr Ismail Salleh said 200 students from SMK Langkawi Pulau Tuba, SMK Teknik Langkawi and SK Bagan Nyiur Selat were confirmed positive for the A(H1N1) virus."

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