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Friday, April 30, 2010

Malaysia : H1N1: Another Fatality Involving 40-year-old Man

Via Bernama:

" Another report of a fatality linked to the influenza A (H1N1) virus has been received by the Health Ministry Friday, said the Director-General of Health, Tan Sri Dr Mohd Ismail Merican.

However, he said, the cause of death was not due to H1N1 infection directly.

"This has resulted in the cumulative total for H1N1 fatalities to date remaining unchanged at 81 deaths," he said in a statement.

The deceased was a 40-year-old man who had hypertension and was involved in an accident one week before he was admitted into the ward.

He said the victim was admitted to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital on April 26 after suffering from breathing difficulty, fever and cough. He died on the same day.

Dr Mohd Ismail said although the case was confirmed positive for H1N1 virus infection, the victim was also suffering from bacterial infection in the blood and the death was due to complication following septic shock with multi-organs failure and not due to the H1N1 virus directly."

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