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  • Malaysia ex Saudi Arabia - Media reports: MERS-CoV fatality - Ministry of Health - April 16, 2014

    First-ever MERS case detected in Johor

    PUTRAJAYA: The first case of death caused by the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Asia has killed a Malaysian man who developed respiratory complications after returning from Mecca.

    The 54-year-old man, from Batu Pahat, Johor, had arrived in Malaysia on March 29 after performing the umrah.

    He died on Apr 13 after being admitted to the Hospital Sultanah Nora Ismail for three days, following complaints of fever, cough and breathing difficulties.
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    Re: Malaysia ex Saudi Arabia - MERS-CoV fatality reported

    Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/news/asi...-asia-20140416

    Johor man dies of Mers virus; first reported case of death in Asia
    Published on Apr 16, 2014 6:02 PM

    ...Passengers onboard the Turkish Airlines flights TK93 and TK60 on the Jeddah-Istanbul-Kuala Lumpur route on March 29 are urged to contact the Health Ministry for a health screening, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam...

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    • #3
      Re: Malaysia ex Saudi Arabia - Media reports: MERS-CoV fatality - Ministry of Health - April 16, 2014

      Link to Malaysia MoH announcement pdf:

      http://www.moh.gov.my/index.php/data...ew_page/22/510
      "May the long time sun
      Shine upon you,
      All love surround you,
      And the pure light within you
      Guide your way on."

      "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, lies your calling."
      Aristotle

      “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
      Mohandas Gandhi

      Be the light that is within.

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      • #4
        Re: Malaysia ex Saudi Arabia - Media reports: MERS-CoV fatality - Ministry of Health - April 16, 2014

        Originally posted by sharon sanders View Post
        Link to Malaysia MoH announcement pdf:

        http://www.moh.gov.my/index.php/data...ew_page/22/510
        Automatic translation:

        PRESS RELEASE / MINISTER OF HEALTH MALAYSIA

        DEATH CASE OF MIDDLE EAST Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus ( MERS - CoV ) LOCAL TEAM


        Ministry of Health Malaysia ( MOH ) announced on one ( 1 ) confirmed deaths MERS - CoV infection involving a man Malay Malaysians aged 54, from Batu Pahat, Johor . result investigation revealed that he had recently returned to Malaysia from Umrah and arrived in Malaysia on March 29, 2014 .

        During the 8 to 9 April 2014, he suffered symptoms fever , cough and difficulty breathing.

        On 10 April 2014, he was admitted to Hospital Sultanah Nora Ismail ( HSNI ) , for inspection and further treatment.

        Condition deteriorated and he was pronounced dead the world on April 13, 2014, at 9:57 am .

        Investigations revealed that the cause of Death is Severe Pneumonia Secondary to MERS - CoV .

        MOH is conducting prevention and control activities , including making
        monitoring of close contacts ( close contact) with the case . practice
        prevention and control of infection among health staff were strengthened,
        and monitoring of health personnel involved in handling
        relevant cases .

        For this purpose , members of the public who flew Turkish Airlines ( TK93 and TK60 ) to travel from Jeddah -Istanbul- Kuala Lumpur on March 29, 2014 are invited to contact the following numbers for assist the MOH monitoring ; i ) 03-8881 0600 / 0700 (Mon-Friday except holidays, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm) or ii ) 700 013-6699 .

        Until now, the cause of the infection and how infection of MERS - CoV infection is have yet to be identified .

        The WHO also asserts , for the moment the spread of infection as a whole is not known and no vaccine to provide protection against MERS - CoV infection . party WHO has not issued any advice on the trip (travel advisory ) or issue any ban visits to the countries involved .

        Ministry of Health would like to advise members of the public who wish to perform umrah in the Land Sacred or a visit to any country in the Middle East now report the MERS - CoV infection , on matters the following :

        • i ) Always adopt a high level of personal hygiene such as frequent
          Wash your hands with water and soap or detergent
          hand (hand sanitizer ) , especially after coughing , sneezing or after
          shaking ;
        • ii ) During the visit , always bring with lid mouth and nose ( mask ) and detergent hands (hand sanitizer ) to used when necessary;
        • iii ) During the visit , do not reach out and touch people who are sick . Similarly , avoid visiting the farm animals, particular camel farm and touch any animals.
        • iv ) During the period of stay , avoid touching raw food cooked or not , touch the fruit or vegetable that is not washed prior to use or drink untreated water ;
        • v ) Those who returned from a visit to the countries involved , especially in countries in the Middle East region with symptoms of infection phrases ( such as fever , cough , runny nose and sore throat ) is advised to wear masks ( mask ) , keeping cough manners and personal hygiene . immediately get medical treatment if it is not healthy, and let history their trip to the doctor in attendance .
        Cooperation in particular travel agency that manages the congregation
        Umrah / Hajj applied in order to enhance awareness of the MERS - CoV infection is spreading through continuous information on the pilgrims of Umrah / Hajj managed . For this purpose, these agencies are requested to
        refer to health as recommended above.

        Malaysian Ministry of Health will continue to monitor the incidence of disease These and other developments will be informed from time to time .


        The latest information on the MERS - CoV infection can be obtained from the website http://www.moh.gov.my website .

        Thank you and thank you.

        Dr . S. Subramaniam / MINISTER OF HEALTH MALAYSIA, 16 April 2014


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        • #5
          Re: Malaysia ex Saudi Arabia - Media reports: MERS-CoV fatality - Ministry of Health - April 16, 2014

          Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/news/asi...tined-20140417

          Mers suspected in Johor village, 64 quarantined
          Published on Apr 17, 2014 7:31 PM

          BATU PAHAT (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - As many as 64 residents in Kampung Bintang in Johor will be quarantined for a week after some showed symptoms of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-coronavirus (Mers-CoV).

          Some 100 villagers from the village, where the first Malaysian victim who succumbed to the virus came from, underwent a special screening to detect the virus here on Thursday...

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          • #6
            Re: Malaysia ex Saudi Arabia - Media reports: MERS-CoV fatality - Ministry of Health - April 16, 2014

            Source: http://www.nst.com.my/latest/15-mala...-days-1.571051

            17 April 2014| last updated at 07:29PM
            15 Malaysian pilgrims to be declared free from MERs if no signs or symptoms in 42 days
            By Zulita Mustafa and Alyaa Sofiah Tajudin | news@nst.com.my


            KAJANG: Fifteen Malaysian pilgrims will only be declared free from contracting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) if they do not show any signs or symptoms in 42 days after being closely monitored by the Health Ministry.

            Minister Datuk Seri Dr S Subramaniam said at the moment, the pilgrimage are undertaking health inspection to monitor their condition...

            ...the 54-year-old man from Batu Pahat, Johor who returned from the Holy Land on March 29 complained of fever, cough and breathing difficulties for 10 days and was admitted to the Sultanah Nora Ismail Hospital on April 10.... In an earlier report, Subramaniam said for the time being, the source and method of the MERS-CoV infection has yet to be identified and also there were no vaccines available for the infection.

            “We were told the victim who was a diabetic had visited a camel farm but it could not be confirmed whether the virus was contracted from the animals,” he said...

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            • #7
              Re: Malaysia ex Saudi Arabia - Media reports: MERS-CoV fatality - Ministry of Health - April 16, 2014

              Originally posted by Shiloh View Post
              Source: http://www.nst.com.my/latest/15-mala...-days-1.571051

              17 April 2014| last updated at 07:29PM
              15 Malaysian pilgrims to be declared free from MERs if no signs or symptoms in 42 days
              By Zulita Mustafa and Alyaa Sofiah Tajudin | news@nst.com.my


              KAJANG: Fifteen Malaysian pilgrims will only be declared free from contracting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) if they do not show any signs or symptoms in 42 days after being closely monitored by the Health Ministry.

              Minister Datuk Seri Dr S Subramaniam said at the moment, the pilgrimage are undertaking health inspection to monitor their condition...

              ...the 54-year-old man from Batu Pahat, Johor who returned from the Holy Land on March 29 complained of fever, cough and breathing difficulties for 10 days and was admitted to the Sultanah Nora Ismail Hospital on April 10.... In an earlier report, Subramaniam said for the time being, the source and method of the MERS-CoV infection has yet to be identified and also there were no vaccines available for the infection.

              “We were told the victim who was a diabetic had visited a camel farm but it could not be confirmed whether the virus was contracted from the animals,” he said...
              The timeline provided by the MoH is a bit different (see above the full document):

              DEATH CASE OF MIDDLE EAST Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus ( MERS - CoV ) LOCAL TEAM

              (...)

              Ministry of Health Malaysia ( MOH ) announced on one ( 1 ) confirmed deaths MERS - CoV infection involving a man Malay Malaysians aged 54, from Batu Pahat, Johor . result investigation revealed that he had recently returned to Malaysia from Umrah and arrived in Malaysia on March 29, 2014 .

              • During the 8 to 9 April 2014, he suffered symptoms fever , cough and difficulty breathing.
              • On 10 April 2014, he was admitted to Hospital Sultanah Nora Ismail ( HSNI ) , for inspection and further treatment.
              • Condition deteriorated and he was pronounced dead the world on April 13, 2014, at 9:57 am .
              (...)

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              • #8
                Re: Malaysia ex Saudi Arabia - Media reports: MERS-CoV fatality - Ministry of Health - April 16, 2014

                [Source: Bangkok Post, full page: (LINK).]


                M'sia quarantines villagers over MERS virus

                KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia has quarantined 64 people in a southern village after one of its residents become the country's first person to die of a respiratory illness that is spreading from the Middle East, local media reported Thursday.

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                • #9
                  Re: Malaysia ex Saudi Arabia - Media reports: MERS-CoV fatality - Ministry of Health - April 16, 2014

                  Source: http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Natio...er-man-from-v/


                  Published: Friday April 18, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
                  Updated: Friday April 18, 2014 MYT 7:19:18 AM
                  MERS virus: 64 villagers from Kampung Bintang quarantined for a week
                  by yee xiang yun

                  BATU PAHAT: Sixty-four villagers from Kampung Bintang here have been quarantined for a week after showing symptoms of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-coronavirus (MERS-CoV)...

                  ... Ayub said 1,000 residents in the village had undergone screening.

                  He urged friends and family members who visited the deceased’s home or attended his funeral to go for testing as well...

                  ... Ayub said they were in the midst of identifying and contacting the 18 passengers on the Turkish Airlines flights that the deceased had travelled with on the same trip.

                  “So far, we have traced and screened six of them. Two, who are from Johor Baru, showed symptoms.

                  “Two others who are staying in the Johor Baru district and two more from Kluang are confirmed to be healthy,” he said.

                  He said the Health Department had urged the public to go for screening if they were suffering from cough, flu, sore throat or breathing difficulties...

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                  • #10
                    Re: Malaysia ex Saudi Arabia - Media reports: MERS-CoV fatality - Ministry of Health - April 16, 2014

                    Source: http://www.aa.com.tr/tr/turkiye/3154...yon-aciklamasi

                    Google translation:

                    THY '' disinfection '' description

                    April 18, 2014 17:15 ( Last updated April 18, 2014 17:16 )
                    Airlines, MERS, who died from the virus in the plane with passengers undergoing health checks for cabin crew reported that the measures .

                    ISTANBUL

                    Turkish Airlines (THY) Jeddah - Istanbul on March 28 and on March 29 in Istanbul - Kuala Lumpur flight of a passenger travelers learned that MERS has announced that died from the virus .

                    Referring to the letter from the Ministry of Health of Malaysia said in a statement on the report, as a precautionary measure air is passed through the health check of the cabin crew and aircraft will also be subjected to disinfection procedures were recorded.

                    The person in question has traveled the aircraft in the list of passengers of the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Health Malaysia shared with that statement noted , "Until now, another passenger in the similar complaints and disease detection has been learned that " expression was used .

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                    • #11
                      Re: Malaysia ex Saudi Arabia - Media reports: MERS-CoV fatality - Ministry of Health - April 16, 2014

                      Source: http://mynewshub.my/2014/04/19/15-je.../#.U1JmN8dpehc

                      Google translation:

                      15 Umrah pilgrims Negative MERS - CoV infection

                      April 19, 2014



                      KUALA LUMPUR - 15 Examination of Umrah pilgrims returning from the Holy Land alongside a man who died as a result of ' Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Virus Korona ' ( MERS - CoV ) , show them the negative of the outbreak .

                      "There is no other case . All examined were negative , " said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam told reporters after opening the 1Malaysia community health MySihat India 2014 here today.

                      However, he said the ministry will continue to closely monitor all congregations involved for at least two more weeks.

                      On 13 April , a 54-year -old man from Batu Pahat , Johor, died at the Hospital Sultanah Nora Ismail due to severe pneumonia following the MERS - CoV infection .

                      The victim returned home on March 29 and complained of fever , cough and difficulty breathing after about 10 days kemduain and hospitalized on April 10 .

                      Meanwhile, commenting on the program today, Subramaniam said there is greater need to enhance the awareness of healthy lifestyles in
                      Indian community in Malaysia . - BERNAMA

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                      • #12
                        Re: Malaysia ex Saudi Arabia - Media reports: MERS-CoV fatality - Ministry of Health - April 16, 2014

                        Source: http://mynewshub.my/2014/04/19/tiada.../#.U1JnUcdpehc

                        Google translation:

                        No New Cases Reported MERS - CoV

                        April 19, 2014


                        KUALA LUMPUR - The Health Ministry confirms no new cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Virus Korona ( MERS - CoV ) in effect throughout the country including in Batu Pahat, Johor until this afternoon .

                        Health director-general Datuk Dr . Noor Hisham Abdullah said these developments , thus making the total number of infections and deaths from the syndrome was only one case so far.

                        " There are no new cases and no cluster MERS - CoV infection were reported from across the country. No positive samples MERS - CoV infection of 31 individual samples that had been in or near the victim who died from the disease .

                        " A total of 197 individuals detected across the country involving family members , relatives, passengers involved, including two groups umrah packages , friends , health professionals dealing with the case and most of the passengers from the plane ," she said through a press statement today.

                        Noor Hisham said, however , individuals concerned were asked to monitor their health for 14 days from the date they are prone to the victim of the disease.

                        He once insisted that all of the individuals were not quarantined , but they are showing symptoms such as fever , cough and difficulty breathing are asked to seek treatment at the nearest clinic or hospital .

                        Meanwhile, he said , people who want to visit the countries in the Middle East region with MERS - CoV case is urged to comply advise as follows :

                        1 ) Always adopt a high level of personal hygiene such as frequent hand washing with soap and water or hand sanitizer , especially after coughing , sneezing or after shaking hands .

                        2 ) Always bring along a mask ( mask ) and hand sanitizer for use when necessary , do not reach out and touch the people who are sick , do not visit the farm animals, particularly camels and touch farm animals of any kind , avoid eating a raw food / uncooked , unwashed buah-buahan/sayuran touch sooner or drinking beverages that use untreated water supply .

                        3 ) Those who returned from a visit to countries affected with symptoms of respiratory infection ( such as fever , cough , runny nose and sore throat ) are advised to wear masks ( mask ) , keeping the cough manners and personal hygiene . Immediately seek medical attention if unwell and inform their travel history to the attending doctor .

                        He also called on the tourism specifically to manage pagensi Umrah pilgrims pilgrims strengthen awareness regarding MERS - CoV infection is spreading through continuous information with respect to health advice above.

                        " Ministry Kesihatanakan continue to monitor the incidence of disease and any developments will be informed from time to time . The latest information on the MERS - CoV infection can be obtained from the website http://www.moh.gov.my , " he said. - mynewshub.my

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