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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Malaysia : Current Situation of Influenza A (H1N1) as of 25 April 2010

Ministry of Health's latest H1N1 update, another fatality has been recorded:

" Up until 8:00 am on 25 April 2010, the Ministry received a total of three (3) ILI cluster cases from the following three (3) states as listed in 'Appendix 1'.

Meanwhile, until at 5:30 pm on 24 April 2010, a total of 39 confirmed cases of influenza A (H1N1) was reported for a total number of H1N1 cases 13,436 to date. The remaining number of ILI cases that are currently being treated in the wards in the country are 545 cases. Of these, 60 cases (11.0%) were confirmed positive influenza A (H1N1). The numbers of patients being treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) are 10 cases in which nine of them have risk factors.

Ministry of Health has received one (1) report of deaths associated with H1N1 today. The case involved a 63 year old male suffering from chronic lung disease (Chronic Obstructive Airway Disease, COAD). The patient was admitted to Hospital Tuanku Jaafar Seremban on 22 April 2010 and died on 23 April 2010. Although this case is confirmed positive H1N1 virus infection by PCR test, the physician of this case confirm that the death was caused by bacterial infection in the blood (sepsis) based on the results of blood tests done. The death toll from H1N1 in the country remains at 80."

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