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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Malaysia : Three National Service trainees hospitalised

Via New Straits Times :

" Three National Service trainees have been hospitalised while 32 others from two camps in Kedah and Pahang are isolated for suspected influenza A (H1N1).

The outbreak at PLKN Sg Limau, Baling, and PLKN Hijrah, Penor in Kuantan yesterday has resulted in 782 trainees in both camps being monitored for symptoms of the disease.

The three trainees, from the NS camp in Kedah, are recovering after being treated with anti-viral drugs.

Director-General of Health Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican said throat swab samples had been taken from all 35 sick trainees and the health authorities were awaiting laboratory results to ascertain if they had H1N1.

"While waiting for the results, doctors have treated them for symptoms and have ordered that they be isolated from other trainees."

Sixteen students from three schools in Terengganu, Penang and Malacca were also treated as outpatients in hospitals for suspected H1N1 yesterday.

Three pupils were of SMK Mak Lagam, Kemaman, nine of SJK (C) Kai Chee, Sg Dua, Seberang Prai Utara and four students of SM Teknik Jasin, Malacca."

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