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Friday, May 14, 2010

Malaysia : Take vaccine, high-risk group urged

Via News Straits Times :

" There are still about 130,000 influenza A (H1N1) vaccine doses available at 104 health facilities to be given free to people in the high-risk group.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican said the doses would be given on a first come, first served basis.

"If you fall under the high-risk category, meaning you are suffering from chronic diseases, pregnant or a victim of HIV and cancer, please take the vaccination now as it will save you from complications, even death."

On H1N1 updates, Dr Ismail said there were three new Influenza-like Illness (ILI) cluster cases reported yesterday in Selangor, Perak and Pahang.

Two pupils of Sekolah Sri KDU, Petaling, were isolated after they were confirmed positive for H1N1, while 2,500 others in the school were monitored for H1N1 symptoms.

Dr Ismail said 26 National Service Training Programme trainees from PLKN Sentosa, Chederiang, Tapah, were also isolated for suspected H1N1 symptoms while 483 others were being closely monitored."

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