Friday, May 15, 2009

Malaysia confirms first Influenza A(H1N1) case

Malaysia has reported its first influenza A(H1N1) case involving a student who returned from the United States two days ago.

This was confirmed by Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai today.

"The student is now quarantined at the Sungai Buloh Hospital," he told Bernama from London.

"The student returned to Malaysia on May 13 and the next day, he sought treatment when he felt unwell. The test confirmed that he has the H1N1 virus."

Liow, enroute to Geneva, Switzerland to attend the World Health Organisation (WHO) General Assembly, was on transit in London.
He said health personnel were in the midst of tracking down all passengers on the flight and those who had come into contact with the student since his return.

"This is urgent and all have to work together to prevent the spread of the disease in this country. We have initiated various preventive measures and the health department is working hard on the ground," he said.

Liow also advised the public to be on high alert and immediately seek treatment if they feel unwell.


Bengbeng said...

This is not a good time for travel. Not with influenza A(H1N1) around

Buwau98 said...

i guess that's the right move,and this might be more scary than SARS, especially for those working at entry points.


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