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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Malaysia : Flu-like illness clusters recorded

Via The Star, i have posted the whole article:

" Health authorities have recorded 10 cluster cases of influenza-like illness in Johor, Pahang, Selangor and Malacca since Friday.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican said the cases involved 48 people, of which seven were already confirmed to be infected with Influenza A(H1N1) while the rest were still waiting for laboratory test results.

“The necessary treatment has been administered to those affected, including anti-viral treatment,” he said yesterday.

Dr Ismail said that as of Friday evening, a total of 525 patients received treatment nationwide, of which 70 were confirmed to have been infected with A(H1N1).

“Twelve patients, 10 of them in the high-risk category, are being warded in the intensive care unit.

“The public must take precautions and measures to ensure they do not get infected easily.

“This includes maintaining a high personal hygiene standard,” he said.

He added that those in the high-risk category could get vaccinated at the 104 government health facilities nationwide apart from private clinics and hospitals.

More information can be obtained at the Health Ministry’s website or its hotline 03-8881 0200/03-8881 0300.

The 10 clusters

> SK Leban Condong, Rompin, Pahang (six people)

> Pandan Damai, Kuantan (four in a family)

> MRSM Ayer Paabas, Alor Gajah, Malacca (nine people)

> Kampung Tedong Darat, Merlimau, Malacca (three in a family)

> Taman Desa Wira, Teluk Panglima Garang, Selangor (two in a family)

> MRSM Kuala Kubu Baru, Hulu Selangor (five people)

> Warisan Melaka National Service Camp (nine people)

> A house at Jalan Tengku, Port Klang (two in a family)

> SMK Paloh, Kluang, Johor (four people)

> 1 Play 1 Learn nursery, Damansara Perdana (four people)"

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