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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Malaysia : Red alert over bird flu

Via The Star :

" The Health Ministry is working closely with its Chinese counterpart in monitoring the development of the H5N1 avian influenza virus which killed a man in Shenzhen, China.

Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said there was still no report of transmission of the virus, which recorded a fatality rate of 60% between human beings, and urged Malaysians to remain calm.

“What happened to the man in China is an isolated case,” he said at the opening ceremony of Chempaka Medical Services Centre here.

However, he said Malaysians still needed to be cautious to ensure that they did not contract the virus.

“They must refrain from visiting chicken farms and immediately consult the doctor if they catch the flu or fever,” he said.

Liow said the ministry would continue to screen the temperature of passengers at all airports.

“Anyone coming from the affected countries like China, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Indonesia who show high temperature during the screening will be sent to the hospital for quarantine,” he said, adding that no such patient had been sent to hospital so far."

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