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Friday, April 23, 2010

Malaysia : One more H1N1 death recorded

Via News Straits Times, the latest article based on the Ministry of Health's latest H1N1 update which I've posted earlier:

" One more death from Influenza A(H1N1) was recorded today while two deaths not directly related to the disease also reported.

The death from H1N1 infection involved a 53-year-old man with risk factors such as uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, hypertension, kidney failure and stroke.

Director-general of Health Tan Sri Dr Mohd Ismail Merican said in a statement that the man died on April 19 at Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital in Kuala Terengganu and the cause of death was reported as "severe bronchopneumonia, H1N1 positive with acute respiratory distress syndrome".

This brings the number of deaths from H1N1 infection to 79 so far.

On cluster cases of influenza-like illness (ILI), Dr Mohd Ismail said that up 8am today, 12 cases were reported in six states -- Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Sarawak, Perak and Selangor -- and Kuala Lumpur."

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