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M’sia to receive 78,000 H1N1 vaccines

KUALA LUMPUR, 26 Oct 2009: Malaysia will receive at the end of this month 78,000 of the 400,000 doses of anti-H1N1 vaccine ordered from Britain for healthcare front-liners and high-risk groups. Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said today that the remaining doses would arrive by January next year. He said although the disease’s […]

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Sexually-transmitted HIV in Kelantan worrisome

KOTA BARU, 26 Oct 2009: The Kelantan state assembly was today told that the sexual transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the state was worrisome among teenagers and adults. Women, Family and Health state committee chairperson, Wan Ubaidah Omar, said Kelantan now has 749 HIV cases, an increase from previously. She said for […]

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Not crazy, just a little unwell

Not crazy, just a little unwell

DUE to the Influenza A(H1N1) outbreak, the public has been urged to avoid crowded places and to wear face masks when mingling with crowds. One supposes theatres, concerts and other arts events would certainly be affected. Dwindling audience numbers and show postponements would surely be the case. But has it been? How have pandemics in […]

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Health Ministry steps up measures to tackle pandemic (Updated 6.25pm)

Health Ministry steps up measures to tackle pandemic (Updated 6.25pm)

Updated at 6.25pm, 12 June 2009 PUTRAJAYA, 12 June 2009: The Health Ministry is to step up surveillance, preventive and control measures now that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared Influenza A(H1N1) a pandemic, Director-General of Health Tan Sri Dr Mohd Ismail Merican said today. The ministry would be guided by the National Influenza […]

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M’sia to activate H1N1 pandemic committee

M’sia to activate H1N1 pandemic committee

Microscopic view of influenza virus particles (Pic by DR FA Murphy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; source: ah1n1.com)  KUALA LUMPUR, 12 June 2009: The Health Ministry will activate an inter-ministerial influenza pandemic committee that coordinates all efforts to prevent the outbreak of the H1N1 in the country, Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai […]

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Second A(H1N1) case confirmed in M’sia

PUTRAJAYA, 16 May 2009: The Health Ministry today announced that the country’s second case of Influenza A (H1N1) has been detected in Penang. The authorities are continuing efforts to trace passengers of Malaysia Airlines’ flight from Newark to Kuala Lumpur, which had flown in the two flu-stricken cases on 13 May. Deputy Director-General of Health […]

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