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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Malaysia : 29 new cases reported

Today's news article from New Straits Times based on the MOH's H1N1 update yesterday:

" The influenza A (H1N1) virus infected another 29 people yesterday, bringing the number of infected since May last year to 13,480.

As of 5.30pm on Monday, 563 people had been admitted to hospitals nationwide, with 68 confirmed positive for H1N1 and the remaining with influenza-like illnesses (ILI).

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican said 10 of the confirmed cases were in intensive care units.

Three ILI cluster cases were reported yesterday, including 485 students of Sekolah Menengah Agama Tengku Fatimah in Pahang, 369 preschoolers from Tadika Real Kids in Puchong here, and 298 National Service trainees at the PDS Resort camp in Kampung Telok, Pasir Pajang, Port Dickson.

Dr Ismail urged the public to adhere to personal hygiene, especially the use of hand sanitisers if they had no access to facilities to wash their hands regularly.

Meanwhile, a halal hand sanitiser, NatShield, has hit the market."

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