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Twenty new cases of Influenza A(H1N1)

KUALA LUMPUR, 29 June 2009: Twenty new cases of Influenza A(H1N1) were reported in Malaysia, with four of the cases infected locally, raising the number of cases to 144 so far, according to Director-General of Health Tan Sri Dr Mohd Ismail Merican.

He said the new cases involved 13 Malaysians and seven foreigners: one Vietnamese, one German, one Australian, one Japanese, one American and two Indonesians.

“The 16 imported cases had visited countries which were affected by Influenza A(H1N1), namely Australia (6), Indonesia (5), United Kingdom (2), Japan (1), Singapore (1) and Thailand (1).

“The four cases of local infection involved Malaysian nationals,” he said in a statement here today.

Following the rise in imported cases from Indonesia and Thailand, Ismail said effective today, the Health Ministry had decided to examine all visitors from the two countries immediately upon arrival, as was being done with visitors from the Philippines, Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. — Bernama

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