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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Malaysia : Influenza A(H1N1): Four new cluster cases

Via News Straits Times, more coverage on the MOH updates which I posted earlier.

" Health Ministry director-general Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican said four new cluster ILI cases have been detected in Johor, Pahang and Malacca.

In Johor, a family of three from Taman Johor and three siblings from another family in Gelang Patah were also admitted to hospital for suspected H1N1.

In Pahang, 20 prisoners and a staff of Penor Jail, Kuantan were taken to hospital when they showed symptoms of the disease. The prisoners were given outpatient treatment and placed in an isolation room in the prison with a prison medical team monitoring them. The prison staff was sent home after they were given outpatient treatment at the same hospital.

In Malacca, two children in a family residing at Taman Bemban Utama, Jasin have been hospitalised of whom one has been confirmed positive fo H1N1.

“We are waiting for laboratory results to ascertain if the victims were positive for the disease,” said Dr Ismail.

As at 8.30pm last Sunday, there were 677 people admitted to hospitals nationwide of whom 58 were confirmed positive for H1N1. Four of the confirmed cases were treated in intensive care units. Death toll stands at 80.

He said all State and district health directors and officers have been told to intensify their awareness campaigns so that people, especially children and those in the high risk group, would seek early treatment when suffering from fever, cough, running nose, sore throat and other symptoms such as headache, body ache, vomiting and diarrhoea. "

Please read the whole informative report.

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