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Friday, December 23, 2011

Malaysia : 'Be aware of bird flu on travels'

Via NST :

" The Health Ministry has told Malaysians to be cautious when travelling to countries with the Influenza A (H5N1) pandemic following the bird flu alert in Hong Kong.

Its director-general, Datuk Dr Hasan Abdul Rahman, said there was no need to worry as the virus contracted by poultry only occurred in Hong Kong without any infection to humans.

The authorities there had taken measures to avoid the virus from spreading, he added.

"We are constantly monitoring the situation, which has so far, only involved poultry in Hong Kong."

He said humans can only contract the virus when in direct contact with the infected live poultry.

Hasan urged those with "influenza-like illnesses" to immediately seek medical treatment."


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