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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Malaysia : More ILI cluster cases detected in four states

Via The Star, the press release based on the MOH's latest H1N1 update which I have posted earlier:

" Health authorities have recorded 10 cluster cases of Influenza-like illness (ILI) in Johor. Pahang, Selangor and Malacca between Friday and Saturday morning.

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

Among the places which had cluster cases were SK Leban Condong in Rompin, Pandan Damai in Kuantan, MRSM Ayear Paabas in Alor Gajah and MRSM Kuala Kubu Baru in Hulu Selangor.

"Treatment has been administered to those affected, including the anti-viral treatment," he said in a statement on Saturday.

Dr Ismail said as on Friday evening, 525 patients were treated for ILI in hospitals nationwide, of whom 70 were confirmed to have been infected with A(H1N1).

"Twelve patients, 10 of them in the high risk category, are warded in the Intensive Care Unit.

"The ministry is reminding the public that the spreading and infection of A(H1N1) is still very much active.

"The public must take necessary precaution and measures to ensure they do not get infected easily. This include keeping high personal hygiene standards," 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 ministry's website or call its hotline at 03-88810200 or 03-88810300."

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