Well, another updates it seems but this is rather important and i will combine around 4 -6 newspaper articles into 1 short entry.
The latest updates :
21st June 2009
SJK(C) Jalan Davidson is the first school in Malaysia to be closed after an 11-year-old student (girl) testing positive on Friday after transmitted to 2 of her classmates ( this 2 stooges. would most probably hit - the - jackpot. Let us pray that what i have just said is not true.
- The pupil had gone to Melbourne on holiday with her family during the school break and travelled with her grandmother who also contracted the flu. This is an IMPORTED CASE where the pupil gained the virus outside of Malaysia.
- “On the second day of school, she developed a fever and was sent to hospital. It was confirmed last night (Friday) that she was infected,”
- Friday night, the girl’s 46 classmates (all students which have came in touch with the victim - infected or not is not an issue here) were placed under home quarantine.
Immediate measurements taken and may be taken by Health Ministry :
1. conduct random medical checks among students in several schools in Kuala Lumpur that might be at risk.
2. Education Minister will not hesitate to close down the suspected schools after consult with Health Ministry. Best remedy would be to temporarily close the particular school where the 11-year-old girl, who was tested positive for A (H1N1), came from. (OBVIOUSLY ...) .
Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the National Security Council agreed to close the school until June 26 and its students and staff numbering some 2,100 were home quarantined.
The other two schools with infected students in Petaling Jaya and Shah Alamwould be closed only if the authorities discovers a local transmission of the virus.
Dr Ismail also urged the public to cooperate with the authorities by postponing their travel to countries hit by the flu, “and travel only if absolutely necessary.”
“The chances of contracting the virus when flying to an affected country has increased, whether you are in that country or during the flight there.”
Some words shared to the public by Education director-general Datuk Alimuddin Mohd Dom, National Union of the Teaching Profession president Hashim Adnan,
1. “We urge the public not to panic, as everything is under control,”
2. “Even if a student has a mild flu, he should not go to school. It’s as simple as that.”
3. “The teacher would be in closest contact with a flu-hit student, so masks could help as a preliminary preventive measure for both the student and teacher,”
4. “It is our opinion that we should close the school. As long as there is even one case of local transmission, we must take precaution and close the school,”
Updates for countries outside of Malaysia :
Website : http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/6/21/nation/4164825&sec=nation
1. Several Asian countries have ordered mass school closures, some in the thousands, to stem outbreaks of the Influenza A (H1N1) virus. Includes all primary, kindergarten, nursery and special schools since last week after the Chinese territory recorded its first case of the virus in Hong Kong.
2. Japan has closed 4,466 schools in six prefectures, mostly primary schools, kindergartens, junior.
3. Thailand has authorised schools to suspend classes if necessary, without seeking the Education Ministry’s permission
4. The Philippines, which has suspended classes in 11 schools and universities after detecting one case in each.
H1N1 Outbreaks according to WHO (World Health Organisation)
- Total of 44,287 cases detected across 94 countries and territories to date there were 180 deaths.
Another eight new cases were reported Sunday bringing the total to 50 cases in Malaysia.
- It included five school children - an 11-year-old from SRK Assunta 2, a 16-year-old from SM Shah Alam, and the three at Class 5 I of SJK(C) Jalan Davidson.
This is our, Malaysian's Health Minister website :
Suspected case / individual, please get in touch with the Health Ministry at 03-8881 0200 or 8881 0300 for medical advice and home quarantine procedures.
with reference frm The Star online newpapers