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Monday, May 24, 2010

Malaysia : Current Situation of Influenza A (H1N1) May 24, 2010

The latest H1N1 update from the MOH :

" As of May 21, 2010, a total of 287,574 people have been given the H1N1 vaccination, out of which 89,839 are the MOH frontline staff, 73,774 non-MOH frontline staff and 123,961 from the general public who are in the high risk category.

Meanwhile, there are about only 87,000 H1N1 vaccine doses remaining in the entire country left to be distributed. Monitoring results of vaccination by the Ministry of Health found that the vaccine is safe without any serious side effects.

Meanwhile until 8:00 am on May 24, 2010, the Ministry received a total of three (3) report of ILI cluster cases from the following three (3) states as listed in Appendix 1.

Until 5:30 pm on May 23, 2010, only one (1) confirmed positive cases of influenza A (H1N1) were reported for a cumulative number of 14,663 cases to date. The remaining number of ILI cases that are being treated in the wards in the country are 519 cases. Of these, 61 cases (11.8%) were confirmed positive influenza A (H1N1).

The number of patients in the ICU is eight (8) with all whom having risk factors. No reports of fatality were received, for a total cumulative of 86 fatalities to date."

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