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Monday, April 26, 2010

Malaysia : 63-year-old man latest H1N1 casualty

From The Star:

" A 63-year-old man has become the country’s latest Influenza A(H1N1) casualty, Director-General of Health Tan Sri Dr Mohd Ismail Merican said.

The man, who suffered chronic obstructive airway disease, was admitted to Tuanku Jaafar Hospital in Seremban on April 22 where he died the next day.

Dr Mohd Ismail said that al­­though the man was confirmed H1N1 positive, the specialist said that it was due to blood infection.

“H1N1 deaths nationwide remain at 80 people,” he said in a statement here yesterday. Up to 5.30pm on Saturday, 39 H1N1 cases were reported, bringing the total to 13,436 cases.

Three influenza-like illness (ILI) cluster cases were reported in Pahang, Malacca and Kedah up to 8am yesterday, bringing the cases to 545.

Of the 545 cases, 60 were positive H1N1. Ten patients were in the Intensive Care Unit of which nine had risk factors. "

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