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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Malaysia : Infection kills seventh victim

Via The Star :

" KUANTAN: A Fire and Rescue personnel involved in the search and rescue operation in Lubuk Yu in Maran late last month has become the seventh person to die of bacterial infection.

Mohd Nor Abidin Ismail, 50, with the Jengka Fire and Rescue station was infected with two different strains of bacteria – melioidiosis, a water and earth-borne bacteria, and leptospirosis, which is present in rat urine.

He died at Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Hospital in Temerloh at 3.11am yesterday and was buried before zohor prayers.

He was married with seven children.

State Local Government, Envi­ronment and Health Committee chairman Datuk Hoh Khai Mun said yesterday that Mohd Nor’s condition gradually worsened, and he also suffered from diabetes.

With Mohd Nor’s death, five people remain warded in the aftermath of that search and rescue operation."

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