Monday, August 10, 2009

August 10 H1N1 Update for Malaysia

Globally, 208,155 people have been found to be infected by the virus and 1,688 people from 174 countries have died. These are not scary statistics as compared to other plagues in history but it still warrants vigilance to contain the virus which was reported yesterday to have claimed eight more victims in East Malaysia.

As of today, 6 more deaths, taking total to 32

Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican advised the public to take preventive measures and heed the advice given by the Health Ministry.

He said those with symptoms of the disease or in the high-risk category should seek immediate treatment.

Individuals categorised as high risk are children aged below five, senior citizens aged 65 and above, pregnant women, asthmatics, those with chronic lung disease, dysfunctional organs, cardiovascular disease, liver problems, nerve problems, diabetes, obesity and weak immune system.

Those in these groups would be given antiviral treatment without requiring confirmation from lab tests, he said.

Further information on Influenza A (H1N1) can be obtained from the hotline at 03-8881-0200 and 03-8881-0300, which operates from 8am to 5.30pm, or by visiting the ministry’s website at and

Take care..


  1. Oh! This is bad news!! I hope the situation will not continue to worsen or I will have to start wearing masks in public places! Since it's now confirmed H1N1 spread mainly via droplets.

  2. Better to be safe than sorry, eh? Take care.

    You must be missing the fresh air in Guilin.