Monday, May 18, 2009

2nd H1N1 Case In Malaysia

Immediate home quarantine a must for those who took Flight AK5358
PUTRAJAYA: Health departments nationwide have been directed to place under immediate home quarantine all those on AirAsia Flight AK5358 last Wednesday from the Low-Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) in Sepang to Penang.
There were 102 passengers – all believed to be Malaysians – on the flight, among them the country’s second A (H1N1) flu case, a 21-year-old female Malaysian student who had flown in from the United States.

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Another student has A (H1N1) flu
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia is stepping up efforts to contain the spread of influenza A (H1N1) after a second person came down with the illness.

The second patient — a 21-year-old female student in the United States — was admitted after she sought treatment at the Penang Hospital on Friday. She is from Kerian in Perak.

She was on board the same flight as the first patient....

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21-year-old student from US has H1N1
PUTRAJAYA: The influenza A(H1N1) virus has landed in Malaysia.

The first case of the flu with pandemic potential was confirmed when a young student who returned from the United States on Wednesday de­veloped a fever and was hospitalised.

The 21-year-old student, who flew on Malaysia Airlines flight MH091 from Newark, New Jersey, to the KL International Airport (KLIA) via Stockholm in Sweden, has been placed in an isolation ward at the Sungai Buloh Hospital since Thursday evening and is being treated with anti-viral medication.

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