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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Malaysia : 85 recovering in hospital

Via News Straits Times:

" Eighty-five people suffering from influenza A (H1N1) were in hospital as at 5.30 pm on Tuesday.

They included some of the 75 new cases reported in the 24 hours up to 8am on the same day.

The 85 H1N1 cases were among 624 people admitted to hospital with influenza-like illness (ILI).

Eight of those confirmed positive for H1N1 are in serious condition.

Director-general of Health Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican said of the 75 new cases, seven were from the six cluster cases reported in Selangor and Malacca.

One of the cluster cases involved 41 workers of Kilang Plastic V Sdn Bhd in Kampung Air Hitam in Jalan Langat, Klang, who were taken to hospital when they showed symptoms of the disease.

"We took throat swab samples from all of them and are awaiting laboratory results to ascertain if they are victims of the disease."

The other cluster ILI cases were:- two pupils of SMK (P) Sri Aman, Section 14, Petaling Jaya, of whom one has been confirmed positive and admitted to hospital.

Both were treated with anti-viral drugs while 1,211 pupils of the school were being observed for symptoms of H1N1;

- two family members staying at Jalan Teratai 3, Taman Tasik Teratai, Serendah, Selangor, were found to be H1N1 positive while and another was suspected to be a victim of the disease;

- two family members at Km19, Jalan Chinchin, Jasin, Malacca, were treated for ILI symptoms and were awaiting laboratory results to confirm if they were victims of H1N1;

- Four in a family residing at Kampung Ganum, Alor Gajah, Malacca, were found positive for H1N1; and,

- 11 pupils of SRJK (T) Ladang Bukit Kajang, Jasin, Malacca, were treated for ILI symptoms and were awaiting test results."

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