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“Only 70 of 843 patients confirmed with H1N1”

KUALA LUMPUR, 1 Oct 2009: A total of 110 new patients with symptoms of influenza-like illness (ILI) were admitted to hospitals for treatment, while 157 others were discharged today.

Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Mohd Ismail Merican said as of today, 843 people with symptoms of ILI were still under treatment in 95 hospitals, including 10 private hospitals, nationwide,

“From the total number of cases, only 70 patients or 8% are confirmed with H1N1,” he said in a statement here today.

He said of the total number of H1N1 patients still being treated in hospitals, 17 of them were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), including one new case.

Sixteen of the 17 patients in the ICU were in the high-risk groups, like children below five years old (five), obesity (four), chronic illness (six) and one chronic respiratory illness, he added.

He said there had been no death due to H1N1 reported since 19 Sept, and the death toll remained at 77 people.

With Hari Raya open houses still being held, Ismail advised the public to take precautionary measures when attending such functions to prevent the spread of Influenza A (H1N1). — Bernama

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One Response to ““Only 70 of 843 patients confirmed with H1N1””

  1. megabigBLUR says:

    There are lots of people who get [the] flu at any given time, and on top of that, lots of other common viral diseases that cause flu-like symptoms. It would be good if the panic over [the] pandemic H1N1 was a “teaching moment” toward a longer-lasting awareness of disease transmission mechanisms and basic hygiene […]

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