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  • Malaysia: Busload of police staff in Kedah quarantined due to Flu A


    Wednesday, 11 December 2013 08:35
    DEADLY INFLUENZA 'A' pandemic scare: Busload of police staff in Kedah QUARANTINED

    KUALA LUMPUR - A busload of civilian police staff have been quarantined in Kedah for the past four days to be screened for Influenza A after attending a gathering in Malacca where a member of their delegation died of the flu.

    Hundreds of others who also attended the event including Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar were released after being screened by medical personnel.

    More than 300 police personnel and civilian staff from all states were at the function.

    The victim, whose identity has not been disclosed, was part of a delegation attached to Kedah police who attended a gathering held for civilian staff in conjunction with the 206th Police Day celebrations in Malacca on Friday which was attended by Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar.

    It is learnt that despite being ill, the woman attended the function but her condition worsened after the gathering and she was warded at Malacca Hospital where she succumbed to the flu the next day.

    At a press conference here today, Khalid said in investigations showed that the cause of the flu was the influenza A virus and not the H1N1 virus...

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    Re: Malaysia: Busload of police staff in Kedah quarantined due to Flu A

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    Published On: Wed, Dec 11th, 2013

    Senior Police Woman Dies Due to Influenza A - KPN

    KUALA LUMPUR: A woman public officer Royal Malaysia Police (RMP) of Orissa police headquarters, died on Tuesday due to the flu, Influenza A.

    Chief of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the victim was found to have contracted the virus after attending a "meeting of the Public Officers with the Police IGP" in Malacca, last Thursday.

    Civil servants aged 48, died at the Malacca Hospital, at about 11:10 am Tuesday.

    "We believe the epidemic started from one of the staff came from Orissa to attend the event," he told reporters after attending the Central League Table Awards 2013 here Tuesday.

    Khalid urged about 300 civil police officers who attended the ceremony to undergo health screening immediately.

    "A delegation from Orissa who boarded a bus Orissa has been quarantined in the hospital for further examination, while a few others were quarantined in Melaka," he said. Khalid said he has been called upon to undergo health screening for attending the event.

    He said the virus was detected when some employees found to have fever after attending the ceremony.

    On reports about a Malaysian allegedly involved in the riots in Little India, Singapore last Sunday, he said individual permanent resident status (PR) of the country, has been released after further investigation carried out.

    "I have been informed about this and he's released unconditionally," he said.
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela