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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Malaysia : Another H1N1 Death Raises Toll To 80

Via Bernama:

" The Health Ministry on Saturday reported another death due to Influenza A (H1N1), which raises the death toll to 80 since the outbreak of the disease last year.

The statement said the latest victim was a 55-year-old man who was admitted to a private hospital on April 18 after having difficulty breathing and died on Wednesday of "severe bronchopneumonia secondary to H1N1".

Director-General of Health Tan Sri Mohd Ismail Merican reminded the people that H1N1 was still active in the community and advised them to adopt precautionary measures.

The statement said seven reports of Influenza-like Illness (ILI) were received in four states, namely Selangor, Johor, Terengganu and Melaka.

Of these, three cases were reported in Selangor, at the Setia Ikhlas National Service Training Camp in Semenyih, Satellite Pharmacy of the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital in Klang and a house in Kampung Pinang, Port Klang.

Two of the cases were reported in Johor, at Sekolah Menengah Tun Hussein Onn, Kluang, and the Mahkota army camp, also in Kluang, while one case each was reported in Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Jasin, Melaka, and Sekolah Kebangsaan Kijal, Kemaman, Terengganu."

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