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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Malaysia : Five more H1N1 cases

Via News Straits Times, another report based on the MOH's 17th April's update:

" Another five confirmed cases of influenza A (H1N1) were reported yesterday, one of them a kindergarten pupil in Damansara Perdana, Selangor.

The other four were from three families in Pahang, Malacca and Selangor, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican.

All those infected are now being treated with anti-viral medication, he said in a statement.

The total number of confirmed cases since last year has reached 13,088.

Although there have been no new reports of deaths, he reminded the public to be wary of crowded places as the virus continues to be active in the community.

"Members of the public who are in the high risk group like pregnant women and those who suffer from chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes and kidney and heart conditions, should get the vaccination soon," he said, adding that they could do so in any of the 104 facilities provided by the ministry throughout the country.

Several private practitioners when contacted, said they, too, were seeing many patients with influenza-like illnesses and were treating them accordingly and those with co-morbid health conditions were being referred to the nearest government hospitals.

More information can be obtained by visiting the ministry's website at or call 03-8881 0200/0300."

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