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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Malaysia : Current Situation of Influenza A (H1N1) For Week 25/2010 (20 - 26 June 2010) (another fatality)

The weekly H1N1 update from Malaysia's Ministry of Health, note the new fatality :

" For the week 25/2010 (20 to 26 June 2010), five (5) I new ILI cluster cases was reported from four (4) states as shown in Appendix 1. In the previous week, a total of seven (7) ILI clusters have been reported.

In the same week, a total of 610 new patients with symptoms of Influenza-Like Illness (ILI) have been admitted to hospitals for treatment as compared to 586 patients in the previous week, an increase of 4.0%. The remaining cases that are still being treated across the country on the last day of week 25/2010 (June 26, 2010) are 427 cases in 72 hospitals including 12 private hospitals.

Of these, only 31 patients or 7.3% were cases of Influenza A (H1N1) which was confirmed by laboratory tests. For the record, there are 5 cases of H1N1 being treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and four (4) of them are individuals who have risk factors.

The numbers of confirmed cases of influenza A (H1N1) in the same week are 60 cases compared to a total of 81 cases in the previous week, a decline of 25.9%, bringing the cumulative number of positive cases of influenza A (H1N1) to 15.212 to date.

A new fatality was reported, bringing the total cases to 89 fatalities. The case involved the death of a boy age three years old from Johor with growth problems (Global Developmental Delay Secondary to Chromosomal Anomaly). Results of expert reports and laboratory results confirms
that the cause of death is H1N1 Bronchopneumonia with ARDS and Myocarditis."

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