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Thursday, March 25, 2010

No fever, yet one can be ill

Via NST Online in Malaysia, an article which sheds more light into the symptoms of H1N1 and as you can see it also shows that the numbers are indeed increasing in Malaysia. Most of the confirmed cases of H1N1 in Malaysia are children, the elderly and those having hypertension and diabetes.

" A person with influenza A (H1N1) need not necessarily have a fever.

Sungai Buloh Hospital's consultant infectious diseases physician Dr Suresh Kumar said yesterday there were people who came to the hospital with symptoms related to H1N1, such as sore throat, cough, body aches, runny or stuffy nose and breathing difficulties, but did not have a fever.Yet throat swabs showed that many of them had the flu.

"We had lots of patients confirmed for H1N1, either as a outpatient or inpatient, but who had no fever." This came as a surprise as the the Ministry of Health had all along emphasised that the symptoms for H1N1 were fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, fatigue and sometime diarrhoea and vomiting."

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