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No unusual influenza trend detected in Pahang

Last Update: 16/11/2019

KUANTAN, Nov 16 -- There is no unusual trend of respiratory tract infection or influenza detected in Pahang at the moment, said state health director Datuk Dr Sha'ari Ngadiman.

He also assured that the Pahang Health Department is always closely monitoring to detect any unusual situation via the existing influenza monitoring system.

However, he said the department is taking control and preventive measures at several locations following the occurrences of three cases of respiratory tract infections in Bentong near here, recently.

 “All health facilities and hospitals are put on stand by, particularly those located in Bentong, while the spread has been well controlled and monitored on a daily basis.

“Health education advice, on individual and group basis, is provided to patients to prevent transmission of infections through the air and via direct contact,” he said in a press statement here today.

He said this in response to the respiratory tract infections in Bentong that had made its rounds on the social media recently and raised concerns.

The first incident, according to Dr Sha'ari, was detected on Nov 5 involving nine haemodialysis unit patients at Bentong Hospital, with two still being treated at the same hospital while another had been admitted to the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital (HTAA) here.

The second and the third incidents on Nov 12, affected 11 pre-school pupils from Sekolah Kebangsaan Mempaga 1, Bentong, and 53 students in a full-boarding school.

“Nevertheless, all the cases in both schools are recovering. All these three incidents, in the hospital and schools, are not linked,” he said.




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