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  • Malaysia: Seven children in Likas being treated for H1N1

    KOTA KINABALU: Seven children are being treated at the Likas Women and Children's Hospital here in relation to H1N1 cases.
    A source from the hospital said as of now their conditions are all under control after the first incident was discovered on Jan 29.

    "Their conditions are curable as the hospital has been equipped with necessary medication following the virus outbreak in 2009," he said.

    The State Health Department is expected to issue a statement on the cases soon.

    http://www.nst.com.my/latest/seven-c...-h1n1-1.478257

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    Re: Malaysia: Seven children in Likas being treated for H1N1

    Five children, two adults test positive for H1N1 virus in a hospital in Likas

    KOTA KINABALU: Sabah health officials are scrambling after they detected an outbreak of H1N1 flu virus at the Likas Women’s and Children’s hospital.

    Hospital director Dr Tan Bee Hwai said five children and two adult caregivers had been tested positive for the flu virus.

    As a result, the entire ward at the hospital located some 10kms from downtown Kota Kinabalu has been quarantined.



    http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Natio...ah-H1N1-Likas/

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      Re: Malaysia: Seven children in Likas being treated for H1N1

      31 tested for H1N1 after seven confirmed having virus

      Kota Kinabalu: Thirty-one people were subjected to Influenza A H1N1 screen tests at the Melur 2 ward of the Women and Children Hospital, in Likas, after the virus was detected there Monday.

      Seven of them, comprising five children and two adults, were later confirmed to be infected by the virus. Ten Nasopharyngeal Aspirate Respiratory Syncytial Virus (NPA RSV) samples were collected for confirmation tests.

      State Health Director, Dr Christina Rundi, who confirmed this, said the seven who showed symptoms like coughing, fever and flu have been given treatment and are in stable condition.

      The department had actually received a report on the H1N1 outbreak at the said ward on Feb. 3, she said, adding a control operations room was set up and activated the following day.


      http://www.dailyexpress.com.my/news.cfm?NewsID=88268

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        Re: Malaysia: Seven children in Likas being treated for H1N1

        Source: http://www.dailyexpress.com.my/news.cfm?NewsID=88268

        31 tested for H1N1 after seven confirmed having virus
        Published on: Friday, February 07, 2014

        Kota Kinabalu: Thirty-one people were subjected to Influenza A H1N1 screen tests at the Melur 2 ward of the Women and Children Hospital, in Likas, after the virus was detected there Monday.

        Seven of them, comprising five children and two adults, were later confirmed to be infected by the virus. Ten Nasopharyngeal Aspirate Respiratory Syncytial Virus (NPA RSV) samples were collected for confirmation tests.

        State Health Director, Dr Christina Rundi, who confirmed this, said the seven who showed symptoms like coughing, fever and flu have been given treatment and are in stable condition.

        The department had actually received a report on the H1N1 outbreak at the said ward on Feb. 3, she said, adding a control operations room was set up and activated the following day.

        She said the health officers have provided to all the positive H1N1 patients an anti-virus treatment, adding none of the rest who were found negative to H1N1 were being quarantined and that they are just monitored if they have any related symptom.

        Apart from that, she said they have also screened all those people who have been exposed to the virus and conducted disinfection process on the ward involved...

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          Re: Malaysia: Seven children in Likas being treated for H1N1

          Likas Hospital operations unaffected, H1N1 ward quarantined

          KOTA KINABALU: Operations at the Women and Children's Hospital in Likas here are normal the entire ward at the hospital had been quarantined following the outbreak of influenza A H1N1 flu virus.

          A state hospital official said they were still maintaining the alert and practising personal hygiene measures such as washing hands frequently and use of facemasks to prevent further transmission of the virus.

          The official also said all seven patients detected with the virus were recuperating, with no signs of it being transmitted out of the ward.

          He said although they have found that the virus is not dangerous, preventive measures were taken to contain any possible threat.

          It is understood that screening of patients, their parents or caregivers and staff at the hospital began several days ago.

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          http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Natio...-hosp-h1n1-ok/

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