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Spike in influenza detected, meds in short supply

Aidila Razak

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Modified 7 Jan 2020, 3:22 am

A specialist paediatrician has raised concern over a jump in influenza cases in Malaysia, with hospitals recording more than double the number of cases in 2019 compared to the year before.

Dr Musa Mohd Nordin (above), a consultant paediatrician at KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital said the hospital’s laboratory recorded a growth of 170 percent in influenza cases in 2019 compared to 2018.

There were 2,076 cases in 2019, compared to 1,222 cases in 2018, said Dr Musa, who heads the infectious disease control at his hospital.... 

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