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Monday, February 13, 2012

Malaysia : AGE outbreak confined to two districts

Via The Star :

" IPOH : The acute gastroenteritis (AGE) outbreak in Perak is confined to two districts.

State Health Committee chairman Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon said the outbreak was still contained within the Tapah, Bidor, Langkap, Teluk Intan, Hutan Melintang and Bagan Datoh areas, which are in Batang Padang and Hilir Perak districts.

He added that 2,686 cases were reported as of 8am yesterday.

“The rotavirus (which causes AGE) is not airborne. It is transmitted through faecal contact on surfaces, contaminated hands, furniture and objects like toys.

“Therefore, personal hygiene, such as washing your hands after going to the toilet, is important."

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