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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Malaysia : Liow: Early treatment key to surviving pandemic flu

I found this article from the The Sun; it's with regards to the lates H1N1 situation in Malaysia but this report has more details compared to the others. Please read the whole article, especially the last paragraph:

" Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai today stressed on the importance of early treatment and vaccination particularly among high risk groups to control the increase of the influenza A(H1N1) virus transmission rate in Malaysia.

"The important thing is to get anti-viral treatment within three to four days of experiencing Influenza Like Illnesses (ILI) symptoms as it is the ‘golden period’ for recovery," said Liow.

"Do not wait to get treatment because early treatment is crucial in order for the antiviral to sufficiently slow down the A(H1N1)’s virus multiplication process within the human body; so that our antibody can attack and kill the virus," he said.

Meanwhile, another school was closed effective today after it recorded five confirmed cases of influenza A(H1N1) in two weeks.

A representative of a private school in Kota Damansara here told theSun that Sekolah Sri KDU had been issued a notification on Friday to close both its primary and secondary schools for one week after it recorded its fifth confirmed case of A(H1N1).

She said the school had consistently taken preventive measures since the first outbreak last year, including taking students’ temperature at the school gates. "

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