Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Malaysia H1N1 Update: Fatalities 38

A(H1N1): Private bodies to get rapid test kits
Tuesday August 11, 2009 MYT 8:11:06 PM

PUTRAJAYA: As the death toll from Influenza A (H1N1) rose to 38, the Government green-lighted the use of rapid test kits for private clinics and hospitals to conduct flu checks on the public.
Earlier, Health Ministry director-general Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican said there were six more deaths reported over the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 38.

He said the number of new cases recorded was also at an all-time high of 270, bringing the total number of cases in Malaysia to 2,253...

Click link to read report from The Star.

6 more deaths raises H1N1 toll to 38
Tuesday August 11 2009

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 11 — Six more people have died of Influenza A(H1N1), bringing to 38 the total number of deaths from the disease in the country, Director-General of Health Tan Sri Dr Mohd Ismail Merican said today.

The number of cases has climbed to 2,253 with 270 new cases from local transmission reported nationwide yesterday, he told a news conference, here.

“Of the six people who died, four were in the high-risk category and suffered from ailments such as diabetes, high-blood pressure and asthma,” he said. One of the six died on Aug 4, two on Aug 6 and three on Aug 7, he added...

Click link to read report on The Malaysian Insider

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