Negri latest state to record H1N1 virus


Modified 15 Jan 2020, 4:00 am

Negri Sembilan became the latest state to record Influenza A or H1N1 cases with 11 students being infected by the virus today.

State Health, Environment, Cooperatives and Consumerism Committee chairperson S Veerapan said two cases were recorded in SJK (T) Mukundan and SJK (C) Chung Hwa (six), both in Port Dickson, and Epsom College in Nilai (three).

“Of the total, 10 students were given outpatient treatment and one student was warded for supervision. However, the student has been discharged,” he said.

Veerapan said the situation in Negri was under control with no deaths reported and no schools had been closed.

In Penang, the number of infected students increased to 142 involving 70 schools compared with 103 from 52 schools yesterday.

State Education Department director Abdul Rashid Abdul Samad said the Seberang Perai district recorded the highest number of victims with 47 cases involving 16 schools, followed by Seberang Perai Tengah (31 cases involving 18 schools), Timur Laut (29 cases involving 20 schools), Seberang Perai Selatan (28 cases involving 11 schools) and Barat Daya (seven cases involving five schools). 

“Six primary school pupils and two secondary school students are being treated at a hospital while others have been put under home quarantine. All of them are reported to be in stable condition,” he said.

In Perak, 37 students have been diagnosed with the disease, an increase from 28 students involving 20 schools recorded yesterday.

State Education Department director Suhaimi Mohamed Ali said Kinta recorded the highest number of victims with 12 cases.

In Pahang, the number of students diagnosed with influenza since Jan 7 remained at 10 involving 10 primary schools.

State Education director Tajuddin Mohd Yunus said of that number, eight cases were confirmed to be H1N1.

“Three victims are still being treated at the hospital, two have been directed to be quarantined while five others have been discharged.

“So far, no schools were closed,” he said, adding that Kuantan recorded the highest number of victims with five cases followed by Cameron Highlands (two cases) and one each in Jerantut, Bentong and Raub. — Bernama

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