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Friday, April 30, 2010

Malaysia : Current Situation of Influenza A (H1N1) as of 30 April 2010

From Malaysia's Ministry of Health, the latest H1N1 update. Another fatality has been recorded. Malaysia is definitely going through a phase of H1N1 infection which the health authorities are saying "not the second wave", however in the last 1 week alone, the infection rate and fatalities have almost tripled. Someone care to explain this??

The report with my translation:

" Until 8:00am on 30 April 2010, the Ministry received a total of six (6) reports of ILI cluster cases in the following 4 states:
  1. A school in Kemaman, Terengganu – involving 281 people
  2. A family in Shah Alam, Selangor – involving 6 people
  3. A family in OUG, Kuala Lumpur – involving 7 people
  4. A Chinese school in Simanggang, Sarawak – involving 1119 people
  5. Maxis Plaza Centre in Plaza Sentral, Kuala Lumpur – involving 50 people
  6. A kindergarten in Shah Alam, Selangor – involving 81 people

Meanwhile, until 5:30 pm on 29 April 2010, a total of 71 confirmed cases of influenza A (H1N1) was reported for a cumulative of 13,673 cases to date. The remaining ILI cases that are currently being treated in the wards in the country are 587 cases. Of these, 70 cases (11.9%) were confirmed positive influenza A (H1N1). The number of patients treated in the ICU is a seven (7) case in which five (5) of them has risk factors.

The Ministry of Health has received one (1) report of H1N1 fatality. However, the cause of death was not caused by direct infection of H1N1. The cumulative number of H1N1 fatalities remains at 81.

The details of the fatality reported:

A man age 40 years with risk factors of high blood pressure and was involved in a vehicle accident a week before being admitted. The patient was admitted to Kuala Lumpur Hospital on 26 April 2010 after suffering respiratory problems, fever, cough and speech which was not understood. He passed away on 26 April 2010. Although this case is confirmed positive H1N1 virus infection by PCR test, he also had bacterial infections in the blood and cause of death was due to complications of "septic shock with multi-organs failure" by a bacterial infection and not caused by the H1N1 virus directly. "

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