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  • Malaysia - Virus outbreak alert at army training camp

    Source: http://www.mmail.com.my/content/6848...-training-camp

    Virus outbreak alert at army training camp
    Submitted by francisnantha on Monday, April 4th, 2011
    Bernama
    Monday, April 4th, 2011 19:54:00

    PORT DICKSON: The Army Basic Training Centre (Pusasda) here is now being monitored after 18 trainees from the Royal Malaysian Police Force (PDRM) were attacked by various diseases, including Adenovirus and Influenza A (H1N1), since March 30.

    Defence Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said police trainees and cadet soldiers at the centre were supplied with face masks, antiseptic medication and restricted from an contact with the public, to reduce any risk of infection.

    "However, we still allow their families to visit under stringent supervision of our officers," he said during a visit to Pusasda accompanied by army and police officers as well as district medical officers, here today.

    He said 18 police trainees at the centre were infected by various diseases, of which four were certified positive for Adenovirus bacteria and four others for H1N1.


    Training for police trainees at Pusasda has been postponed temporarily, but will resume as normal for cadet soldiers, he said...

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    Re: Malaysia - Virus outbreak alert at army training camp

    Source: http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v5/ne....php?id=576563

    April 05, 2011 17:19 PM

    Virus Breakout In Pusasda May Be From Pulapol

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 5 (Bernama) -- Defence Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi did not dismiss the possibilities that the Adenovirus breakout at the Army Basic Training Centre (Pusasda) in Port Dickson could have originated from the Police Training Centre (Pulapol) in Kuala Lumpur.

    He said the virus might have been passed through a Pulapol officer visiting the Pusasda in Telok Kemang...

    ...Meanwhile, in PUTRAJAYA, Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said 11 Pulapol trainees based at the Teluk Kemang Pusasda, Negeri Sembilan, were warded at the Port Dickson Hospital due to Adenovirus and H1N1 since March 31.

    He said 93 others were quarantined at the camp to ensure the virus did not affect other trainees, but assured that they were all in stable condition...

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      Re: Malaysia - Virus outbreak alert at army training camp

      11 police trainees being treated for influenza-like illness

      PUTRAJAYA: Eleven police trainees at the Army Basic Training Centre in Telok Kemang are being treated for the adenovirus and A(H1N1).

      “The trainees have influenza-like illness (ILI) but they are all in stable condition,” Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said.

      Six were being treated for the adenovirus and five for A(H1N1), he said after the ministry's monthly gathering yesterday.

      Liow said the first eight cases were treated at a Port Dickson clinic after they were detected with ILI on March 31. The other three were warded at Port Dickson Hospital on Monday.

      He added that 98 more trainees had been isolated at the centre for further observation.

      Liow said a directive had been sent to all other training centres to keep their premises clean and well-ventilated.

      “The adenovirus and A(H1N1) are everywhere. Everyone must play their part in ensuring cleanliness and good ventilation,” he said.

      Liow added that anyone with flu symptoms - fever, cough, flu and body aches - should practise good hygiene etiquette by distancing themselves from crowds.

      “If you are coughing and you mix with other people, it is not fair to others,” he said.

      He urged other centres to remember that ILI detected in crowded facilities must be referred to doctors to prevent spread of the disease.

      “Viruses spread easily in groups because of the proximity. It is the same with schools. If the patients are not treated early, the spread will be fast and fatal, just like what happened at the Police Training Centre in Kuala Lumpur,” he warned.

      Three trainees at the centre died from adenovirus infection which began early last month.

      On a separate matter, Liow said the decision to issue a one-month notice to close down a private haemodialysis centre in Seberang Perai last week should not be politicised.

      He said the Seberang Perai Selatan Haemodialysis Centre was issued the notice because it did not have a full-time nephrologist.

      He said the centre had been given a grace period since May 1, 2006, when a regulation to govern minimum standards in haemodialysis centres was introduced.

      Liow said the centre was even allowed to hire full-time nephrologists who had the necessary 200 hours experience in handling haemodialysis machines.

      “If they promise to continue to attain the necessary hours over a set period, we can give them some leeway,” he said.

      There are about 500 private, non-profit and government-run centres nationwide serving about 20,000 patients.

      http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp...833&sec=nation

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