May 15, 2009

Malaysia confirms first H1N1 flu case

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia confirmed on Friday its first case of H1N1 flu, the country's top health official said.

"I can confirm (that it) is the first case in Malaysia," Health Director General Ismail Merican told AFP. His confirmation followed a statement from the health ministry giving details of the country's first case.

"The patient is a 21-year-old male student who had just returned from the United States on May 13, 2009 and who was down with fever, sore throat and body aches on May 14," it said.

"This is the first A (H1N1) flu case found in Malaysia," the statement added.

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Rose said...

Heard from the news around 4.30pm just now!! Scary!! Just hope it wouldnt spread over here!! You take care, Ivynana!!

lvynana said...

Rose : You take care too!

Kev said...

The H1N1 flu virus is very contagious, so it spreads easily. It's difficult to tell where it will hit next but if you're a frequent traveller, or work in a crowded place, it's best you take precautions like wearing a mask.

Keep healthy.

Ivy Metaga said...

ya ka,,,takut ooohhh..

lvynana said...

Kev : yup, everyone wants to be healthy

Ivy : mmg la takut, tp nak buat camne, takkan nak tapok dlm bilik je, life goes on kan..huhu