Monday, June 22, 2009

Stay away from Australia & USA - Influenza A H1N1

Malaysians have been advised against visiting Australia and the United States as the number of influenza A (H1N1) cases in the country continues to rise.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said although the World Health Organisation (WHO) had not issued a travel ban, it was best for Malaysians to weigh the risks of going to H1N1-infected countries.

Muhyiddin was commenting on influenza A cases in the country, many of which were “imported” from Melbourne, Australia, the H1N1 flu capital of the world.

As of June 8, the US recorded 13,217 cases with 27 deaths, among the highest in the world.

Two students who returned from holidays in Melbourne and another from a vacation in the US were among the latest Malaysian victims.

SJK (C) Jalan Davidson in Kuala Lumpur, where one of the students had infected two classmates, has been ordered to be shut down for a week

and all the teachers, students and their parents have been ordered to be quarantined at home.

Source : NST
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