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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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A(H1N1): Still under control

A(H1N1): Still under control

WHAT are the current and potential problems doctors might be facing in combating the spread of the swine flu? It would be good if every doctor kept a constant and close tab on the H1N1 pandemic, and remained fully aware of the developments and changes, which are evolving daily. Logging on to the internet regularly […]

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A(H1N1): “No need to panic”

A(H1N1): “No need to panic”

THERE has been much alarm over the rising number of cases and the fatality rate of the A(H1N1) virus, and rightly so, because the A(H1N1) is infectious. Unfortunately, 67 have already died in Malaysia. But if you were to be objective, 67 deaths, out of a possible 70,000 to 80,000 cases, amounts to a death […]

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A(H1N1): 14 new cases, no new death

PUTRAJAYA, 4 Aug 2009: No death from Influenza A(H1N1) was reported in the last 24 hours up to 8am today but 14 new cases were detected, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said. Of the 14 cases, 13 were from three clusters while the remaining case was sporadic or isolated, the deputy prime minister said. One was […]

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Hot climate slows down spread of flu

Hot climate slows down spread of flu

(Microscopic view of influenza virus particles by DR FA Murphy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; source: ah1n1.com; sun image by Billy Alexander / sxc.hu) PETALING JAYA, 16 June 2009: Malaysia’s hot climate is a mitigating factor in the spread of the A(H1N1) flu virus here, an immunology and virology expert said. “Viruses do not […]

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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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