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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Malaysia : Current Situation of Influenza A (H1N1) as of May 22, 2010

H1N1 update as of 22nd May 2010, another fatality has been recorded. As I posted yesterday, I'm yet to see any answers for the 3 unexplained fatalities which raised the count from 82 to 85 out of the sudden and now, today it has risen to 86 but this time this fatality has been reported.

The update with my translation :

" Until 8:00 am on May 22, 2010, the Ministry received a total of nine (9) reports of ILI cluster cases from the following seven (7) states as listed in Appendix 1.

Meanwhile, until 5:30 pm on May 21, 2010, a total of 17 confirmed positive cases of influenza A (H1N1) were reported for a cumulative number of 14,631 cases to date. The remaining number of cases that are still being treated in hospital in the country are 577 cases. Of these, 76 cases (13.2%) were confirmed positive influenza A (H1N1). The number of patients in the ICU is eight (8) cases with all of whom has risk factors.

The Ministry of Health has received one (1) report of fatality due to influenza virus A (H1N1). This brings the cumulative number of H1N1 deaths to date to 86 people.

One fatality is as follows:

A 48 year old male with no risk factors have been experiencing symptoms of fever for 3 days and cough for 1 week before being admitted to the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital, Klang on May 6, 2010. He suffered respiratory problems due to severe pneumonia during the treatment and passed away on May 9, 2010. The discussion of experts has confirmed that the cause of death is caused by influenza virus A (H1N1)."

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