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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Malaysia - 59 quarantined Kuala Kubu Baru pupils show symptoms of influenza A

Now the Headlines above was taken from a report in the News Straits Times. Another report from The Star says something else. Below is the excerpt:


" Fifty-nine pupils of Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil in Kuala Kubu Baru, Selangor, have been placed under home quarantine since Tuesday after 47of them were found with influenza A (H1N1) symptoms and 12 with influenza-like illness.

They were confined to home after the school authorities alerted the district health department. A throat swab taken from a pupil registered positive for influenza A.

Deputy director-general of Health Datuk Dr Hasan Abdul Rahman said they were waiting for laboratory results to determine how many of the pupils had contracted the disease.

The school has 508 pupils. Dr Hasan said those under home quarantine must strictly adhere to the advice given by the health authorities to prevent the spread of the disease. "

The Star:

" Two schoolchildren from Kuala Kubu Baru have tested positive for H1N1.

According to sources, the two children, who were from a Tamil school, were among six people admitted to the Kuala Kubu Baru district hospital with influenza-like illness.

Health Ministry disease control director Dr Lokman Hakim Sulai­man confirmed that the Selangor Health Department had reported a H1N1 cluster in Kuala Kubu Baru. He declined to comment further.

Kuala Kubu Baru assemblyman Wong Koon Mun, who visited the six in hospital, said their condition was stable.

“They appeared to be only mildly infected and I was told they were not in danger of becoming worse,” he said.

Sources also claimed that an adult, who is in serious condition, had been transferred to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital."

Now 1 report says quarantine and the other report says admission. Which is which? Whatever it is, all this are indication that H1N1 is BACK in Malaysia. Let's not be ignorant and deny the reality. Let's fight this disease together.

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