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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Malaysia: Current Situation of Influenza A (H1N1) For Week 28/2010 (11 – 17 July 2010)

The latest H1N1 update from Malaysia's MOH, excerpt with my translation :

" For the week 28/2010 (11 to 17 July 2010), six (6) new ILI cluster cases was reported from four (4) states as shown in Appendix 1. In the previous week, a total of eight (8) ILI clusters have been reported.

In the same week, a total of 516 new patients with symptoms of Influenza-Like Illness (ILI) have been admitted to hospitals for treatment as compared to 568 patients in the previous week, a decrease of 9.2%. The remaining cases that are still being treated across the country on the last day of week 28/2010 (July 17, 2010) are 375 cases in 64 hospitals including 10 private hospitals.

Of these, only 37 patients or 9.9% 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 two (2) of them are individuals who have risk factors.

The numbers of confirmed cases of influenza A (H1N1) in the same week are 52 cases compared to a total of 74 cases in the previous week, a decline of 29.7%, bringing the cumulative number of positive cases of influenza A (H1N1) to 15,380 to date.

No new fatalities were reported, bringing the total remaining at 91 cases."

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