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Monday, May 17, 2010

Malaysia : 22 National Service trainees isolated

Via the New Straits Times :

" KUALA LUMPUR: Twenty-two National Service trainees at the Padang Hijau training centre in Kluang, Johor have been isolated for suspected influenza A (H1N1).

Director-general of Health Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican said throat swab samples were taken from them to ascertain if they had contracted H1N1.

"While these trainees are isolated, 525 others in the camp are being closely observed for H1N1 symptoms such as fever, cough, cold and sore throat."

Dr Ismail repeated his call to people with influenza-like illness to avoid crowded places and to wear masks.

Fifty-nine cases of H1N1 were reported as at 5.30pm on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases to 14,385 since May last year. A total of 77 cases are in hospital.

In Tanah Merah, Kelantan, the situation at the Immigration detention camp was under control despite symptoms of H1N1 virus being detected among the detainees."

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