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Disease Outbreak News

Friday, June 26, 2009

MALAYSIA : 11 New H1N1 Cases Detected

PUTRAJAYA, June 25 (Bernama) -- Eleven Influenza A(H1N1) cases were detected from yesterday until 8am today comprising eight imported cases and three local transmissions, Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said.

He said that of the eight imported cases, five were Malaysians while the rest were Irish, Australian and Philippine citizens.

Of the three local transmission, two were Malaysians and the other, a Yemeni.

"The latest figure brings the number of confirmed H1N1 cases to 91, comprising 77 imported and 14 local transmissions. Of these, 35 patients have recovered while the rest were still receiving treatment," he told reporters after attending the ministry's awards ceremony here Thursday.

He said that the number of schools closed due to the disease remained at four.

Liow said the 81st cases was a 27-year-old Malaysian woman who developed a fever while in Phuket, Thailand on June 19.

She returned to Malaysia on Sunday on AirAsia flight number AK823 which landed at the Low-Cost Carrier Terminal in Sepang. She then took AirAsia AK5368 flight to Penang.

She was admitted to Penang Hospital on Monday.

Four people who came in contact with her were hospitalised at the Alor Setar Hospital while seven were put on house quarantine.

The 82nd case involved a 26-year-old Australian tourist who arrived at the Kuching International Airport from Singapore on board Jetstar flight 3K529 on Monday.

Eighteen passengers of the flight had been identified and put on house quarantine while the rest were still being traced, he said.

The 83rd case was a Yemeni man, 25, who is a friend of the 63rd victim.

A nine-year-old child, a Malaysian who lives with parents in Cyprus, is the 84th victim.

The patient arrived home on June 20 and was admitted to the University of Malaya Medical Centre while the child's eight family members had been put under house quarantine.

A six-year-old Irish girl who arrived on June 21 is the 85th victim. Eleven people who came in contact with her had been traced and quarantined.

The 86th and 87th cases involve a Malaysian woman and man, aged 29 and 21 years respectively.

Those who came in contact with the woman had been identified while the man's contacts were still being traced.

The 88th case is a Filipina who arrived at the LCCT yesterday.

A 19-month-old baby is the 89th victim and is reportedly stable.

The 90th victim is a 24-year-old Malaysian who has no recent travel history. He is a contact of the 74th victim.

The 91st victim is a Malaysian who returned from Melbourne, Australia on June 20. He was on transit at the KL International Airport before taking a flight to Kota Kinabalu and then to Sandakan on June 20.


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