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Friday, 19 June 2009

BBRAeNEWS No.141 - Flu H1N1 Alert.


Case 1
The Star Newspaper - Friday June 19, 2009
Four more imported cases detected

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia recorded four more imported cases of influenza A(H1N1) yesterday, bringing the total number of patients to 27.
Bernama reported health director-general Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican as saying that 12 of the 27 patients had fully recovered while the rest were responding well to anti-viral treatment.
Of the 27 cases, 16 were Malaysians, one a permanent resident and 10 foreigners, he said in a statement.
Dr Ismail said 160 close contacts of the patients, including 20 who had been in contact with the 17-year-old girl, who is Malaysia’s first locally transmitted case, were under quarantine.
All of them, he added, were in stable condition and did not show any symptom of the disease
The virus has so far infected 39,803 people in 88 countries, and caused 167 deaths.
Local transmission of the disease has been reported in 22 countries, including Malaysia, which recorded its first case on Wednesday.
In Ipoh, Perak Health Committee chairman Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon said a 22-year-old Malaysian woman who came down with the virus was responding well to treatment.

Case 2

The Star Newspaper - Friday June 19, 2009
Those who hide flu illness to be punished

KUALA LUMPUR: People who have contracted the A(H1N1) flu but withhold this information from the authorities will risk being fined or jailed.
“We have no choice but to be stricter as this is the only way to keep the disease from spreading further,” Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said yesterday.
Those who contracted the disease overseas but withheld the information could be charged under the Disease Prevention Act, 1988 and are liable to a RM10,000 fine or two years’ jail or both.

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