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Friday, February 12, 2010

H1N1 Pandemic Situation In Malaysia at week 05/2010 (31 January - 06 February 2010)

The latest update from the Ministry of Health in Malaysia with my translation:

" Number of cases of influenza A (H1N1) reported in week 05/2010 has increased by 25% compared with the last two weeks. The number of cluster cases also increased from 4 in week 04/2010 to 8 cluster incident in week 05/2010. 5 out of the 8 cluster cases are positive for influenza (H1N1). Preventive and control measures for the H1N1 infection in each school / national service training centers has been implemented."

(If you would like to know more about the 8 cluster cases please go to the Ministry of Health website link which I have provided below)

" A total of 391 new patients with symptoms of Influenza-Like Illness (ILI) has been admitted to hospital for treatment within the last week (31 January - 06 February 2010). Meanwhile, 356 cases have been discharged.

The remaining ILI cases that are still being treated across the country on the last day of week 05/2010 (06 February 2010) is 380 cases in 48 hospitals including 4 private hospitals. Of these, 14 patients or 3.7% is Influenza A (H1N1) positive confirmed through laboratory tests.

At the same time one (1) case was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit. 2 cases are currently being treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on the last day of the week. One of these case is a child is less than 5 years old. Until 06 February 2010, the number of cummulative cases positive influenza A (H1N1) since the beginning of the pandemic is 12,419. No new cases of H1N1 death was reported and the total remains at 77 now."

As I have predicted a couple of weeks ago, when "everyone else was in denial" H1N1 is currently increasing in Malaysia and I really won't be surprised if we are INDEED in the second wave which the officials will reveal much later.

I really wonder what preventive and control measures was taken....I hope this would be answered.

The whole report from MOH in Malay language. You can use google translate to understand what's being said:

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