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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Malaysia : Bus load of Kedah police staff quarantined

Via The Sun Daily :

A busload of civilian police staff have been quarantined in Kedah for the past four days to be screened for Influenza A after attending a gathering in Malacca where a member of their delegation died of the flu.
Hundreds of others who also attended the event including Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar were released after being screened by medical personnel.
More than 300 police personnel and civilian staff from all states were at the function.
The victim, whose identity has not been disclosed, was part of a delegation attached to Kedah police who attended a gathering held for civilian staff in conjunction with the 206th Police Day celebrations in Malacca on Friday which was attended by Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.
It is learnt that despite being ill, the woman attended the function but her condition worsened after the gathering and she was warded at Malacca Hospital where she succumbed to the flu the next day.
At a press conference here today, Khalid said in investigations showed that the cause of the flu was the influenza A virus and not the H1N1 virus."

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