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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Malaysia : Public urged to take precautions as H1N1 claims another victim

I was keeping an eye out on the MOH website for the latest update on H1N1 but until this morning nothing was updated, but The Star has a more detailed report with regards to the latest fatality.

May god bless the soul of the departed and may he rest in peace. My condolences to the family of the deceased.

" A 42-year-old lawyer died of Influenza A(H1N1) on Monday, barely two weeks after two women died from complications from influenza-like illness.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican said the man died at a private hospital in Johor Baru where he was admitted on April 4, after showing symptoms for nine days.

Laboratory test showed that the victim, who was in the high-risk category, was infected with A(H1N1) and suffered from several complications such as acute kidney failure and sepsis.

“He was treated at the Intensive Care Unit but his condition took a turn for the worse and he died on April 12. The cause of death was H1N1 pneumonia with acute respiratory distress syndrome,” Dr Ismail told a press conference yesterday.

According to the Health Ministry, 678 cases of influenza-like illness were treated at hospitals nation­wide as of Monday, with 66 people confirmed to have been infected with A(H1N1). Five were warded in the ICU."

Please take the time and read the whole report which has more detailed information.

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