Thursday, June 18, 2009

Swine Flu - Is no longer a joke in Malaysia. It is around us !

Good day to all,

Lets comment a little on this heart shocking and Pandora-Box-disease which is common (it is not something new anymore) and yet, were taken lightly by us.

I'll make a short summary out of the following article. Please read and understand it. Do spread it to your loved ones, may it be family members or friends like what i am doing now.

Heading : A (H1N1): First locally-transmitted case confirmed- Malaysia (Update)

By DHARMENDER SINGH

Link : http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/6/17/nation/20090617171933&sec=nation

PUTRAJAYA:

A 17-year-old girl admitted to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital has been identified as the first locally transmitted A(H1N1) case in Malaysia.

According to our Health Ministry director, the teenager had not visited any of the countries where a flu pandemic had been declared ( this confirmed that it is a local spread disease whereby, THE DISEASE is HERE, in MALAYSIA )

The girl went to the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) on Monday to seek treatment after developing a fever and was later sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital.

“Investigations revealed - the girl, 19th victim for A (H1N1) case in Malaysia,

had contact with the 12th case that was confirmed on June 13.

Dr Ismail said the girl was not placed under quarantine earlier as she was not one of those identified as having had contact with the 12th patient ( How come? Assume that particular period she don't have the virus - thats why we can't detect it, then, where did she get the virus? Assumption No. 2 : Did some error occur during the identification process to detect H1N1 ? )

-- as a result,

20 others have been exposed to the virus.

“Action can be taken under the Disease Prevention and Control Act 1988 to the victims (disease carrier/suspected) fail to provide complete information to us,” he said. Dr Ismail said that

another four confirmed cases were also reported in the 24 hours up to 9am Wednesday, including a 23-year-old local university student who was part of a group of 12 students and lecturers that went on a seven-day visit to Australia on June .

The student developed a fever about five hours after landing here and sought treatment at a private clinic at 9am the next day before being referred to the Tuanku Jaafar Hospital in Seremban. He was confirmed as having the flu at 6pm on Tuesday and

the Health Ministry is now tracing 37 contacts including other passengers, members of the travel group, relatives and staff at the private clinic where he first sought treatment.

The 21st confirmed case involved a 20-year-old studying in Melbourne who travelled home for the holidays on board Malaysia Airlines flight that landed at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 6am on Tuesday.

The medical student was referred to the Sungai Buloh Hospital before being confirmed for having the flu at 6:30am on Wednesday, he said.


The 22nd case, involved a 54-year-old who had returned from Manila on board Malaysia Airlines flight on June 12.

He sought treatment at a private clinic on Monday but was not referred to a hospital. ( Why ? )

He went to the UMMC (again?) the next day and was sent by ambulance to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital. His wife and two children have been placed under home quarantine.

“In reference to the 22nd case, we want to issue a strict reminder all private clinics and hospitals to refer all patients with flu-like symptoms to designated A (H1N1) hospitals if they have recently visited countries where there has been an outbreak of the flu. “Their failure to refer such patients to hospitals is regrettable as it creates a risk of the flu spreading through local transmission,” he said.

Dr Ismail said the last case ( the 23th ) involved a 22-year-old who had been on the same flight as the 20th case and who was admitted to the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital in Ipoh on Tuesday morning.

Currently 13 patients still being treated: Five at the Sungai Buloh Hospital in Selangor, three at Kuala Lumpur Hospital, and one each at Penang Hospital, Tunku Ampuan Afzan Hospital in Kuantan, Tuanku Jaafar Hospital in Seremban, Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kota Kinabalu and Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital in Ipoh.

Dr Ismail said the A (H1N1) Influenza Technical Committee had also issued a directive discouraging people and barring children under 12 from visiting hospitals unless they were seeking treatment. Each patient would only be allowed to receive two visitors above the age of 12 at any time and visiting hours would also be shortened. “All visitors to private and government hospitals will also be screened for fever,” he said.

Nothing much to be comment, it is DAMN serious now, so, DO THINK 1st about your destination when you step out of your door step. I don't want any of you all to even have / expose to a slight chance to ' hit this jackpot' - the reward is TOO DARING and TOO much to be BEAR.

Ada masa, minta tolong bacakan doa utk sesiapa shj, x kira warna kulit dan agama. Anda susah, kami semua akan susah, dan mari lah kita semua menempuh halangan ini bersama - sama.

'Bersatu teguh, bercerai roboh '. Kalau Malaysian x support Malaysian, siapa lagi yg anda nak minta tolong ? Tuhan? Haha ... i wonder what will He reply, perhaps a knock on your head 1st !

Don't worry, He is always there, and knows everything b4 you does. Wake up from your slumber ya, bangun bangun kan diri dan manusia yg tercinta.

Please keep on passing the messages. Remember, sincerity and kindness is all that counts !

Take care, my friends.

ChoyHH

5 comments:

yue shi said...

i will pray hard..hope we can pass thru all tis..take care!:)

Choy HH said...

Sure, let us all pray for the well being of the world.

World Peace, yeah ! Take care...

Kuey-san said...

thanks choy. u did what the others also have to do.

;)

Choy HH said...

Haha... Kuey San? Banyaknya nama, no problem man, ini salah satu peranan ahli dlm bidang perubatan.

Tanggungjawab seorg insan dlm masyarakat ma.

Lets aim for World Peace !

ChoyHH

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