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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Malaysia: Current Situation of Influenza A (H1N1) For Week 29/2010 (18 – 24 July 2010) (1 more fatality)

The latest H1N1 update from the Ministry of Health in Malaysia :

" For the week 29/2010 (18 to 24 July 2010), five (5) new ILI cluster cases was reported from four (4) states as shown in Appendix 1. In the previous week, a total of six (6) ILI clusters have been reported.

In the same week, a total of 537 new patients with symptoms of Influenza-Like Illness (ILI) have been admitted to hospitals for treatment as compared to 516 patients in the previous week, an increase. The remaining cases that are still being treated across the country on the last day of week 29/2010 (July 24, 2010) are 335 cases in 65 hospitals including 11 private hospitals.

Of these, only 24 patients or 7.2% 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 three (3) of them are individuals who have risk factors.

The numbers of confirmed cases of influenza A (H1N1) in the same week are 41 cases compared to a total of 52 cases in the previous week, a decline of 21.1%, bringing the cumulative number of positive cases of influenza A (H1N1) to 15,421 to date.

1 fatality was reported bringing the total H1N1 fatalities in country to 92. The fatality details are as follows:

A 26 year old male who has the risk factor of obesity from the state of Selangor. Expert insights and results of clinical trials confirm that the cause of death was severe pneumonia with sepsis associated with influenza A (H1N1) infection."

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