Friday, June 26, 2009

Latest update on H1N1 - June 26

I read that screening for the flu virus is not done at airports in London. Despite Malaysia taking strict measures, we are still seeing increasing infections daily. Is England not seeing an increase? I wonder..

As of yesterday, the number of cases in Malaysia has risen to 91 with 11 new infections - three locally transmitted and eight imported cases. A 19-month-old baby is among the eleven.

According to The Star..

The toddler, the 84th case, was among those placed under home quarantine after being found to have had contact with the 72nd confirmed case in the country, an 11-year-old Indonesian boy who arrived at the Low Cost Carrier Terminal on board Flight AK702 on Monday at 1.55pm. The child’s three other family members who were also quarantined have tested negative.

One of the three locally transmitted cases involved a foreign student in Kuala Lumpur while three of the imported cases were foreigners – from Ireland, Australia and the Philippines.

The foreign student is a 24-year-old Yemeni studying at a private institution and living in Kuala Lumpur, who had contact with the 63rd confirmed case on Tuesday – a Yemeni on holiday here.

In Alor Setar, the Kedah Health Department is looking for those who came into contact with a 29-year-old woman from Sungai Petani, who is the 86th patient in the country.

The woman was among 10 people who had gone to Phuket for five days before returning to the LCCT on Flight AK823 (Seat 28A) at 10am on Sunday.

The group continued its journey to Penang the same day on Flight AK5368 (her seat was 22F) and arrived in Penang at 4.30pm.

Three other people confirmed as having the virus in Kedah were a 21-year-old university student, who returned from Toronto with his two sisters aged 18 and 25.

35 of the patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

Source: The Star


  1. Singapore is worst.. or just because Malaysia did update the numbers..

    Cant be so small.

  2. Its getting worse each day! I wonder if there's a stopping. :D

  3. heard that this would become a worldwide epidemic and last for the next two years.. scary!!

  4. Happy,

    Hope you're doing fine. Robin is right.. your numbers seem small!

  5. It's terribly difficult to contain it because most people who are down with the H1N1 flu were already spreading it around before they had any symptoms. I expect the numbers to keep increasing. Luckily, it's not very deadly otherwise, everyone will be in a panic!

  6. Robin, you may be right that the numbers can't be that small. Either there are some numbers that for some reason are not reported or the authorities do not want to alarm the public at large. Singapore is no better? I suppose it applies worldwide as it's not easy to track every single case.

    Tekkaus, LOL! Your guess is as good as anybody's.

  7. SK, that is indeed scary! The good thing is, according to the World Health Organization, H1N1 (though spreads easily) is not as deadly as SARS and with SARS, the mortality rate is much higher, like every 1 in 12, whereas mortality rate for H1N1 is 1 in 220. Still, we need to pay attention to prevent the spreading like washing our hands more frequently.

  8. Hi Joe, I'm doing great. Hope you are too.

    Joe, I do agree but unfortunately, the number is still growing. Sigh.

    Foong, I'm with you. I sure am glad that it's not so deadly or we won't see people on the streets, and the Michael Jackson tribute last Sunday at 1 Utama would have been a flop. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Foong.