Sunday, July 5, 2009

(MY054) Malaysia record highest local tranmission of H1N1

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded its highest number of local transmissions for the Influenza A (H1N1) virus with 11 new cases, including its first “second generation local case”.

As at Saturday, 35 new cases have been reported, 24 of which were imported, bringing the total number in the country to 326.

The “second generation case” is a child of the 242nd case, a patient who caught the virus locally from an imported case.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Ismail Merican said five of the 11 locally transmitted cases were participants of the Asia-Pacific Pharmaceutical Conference held in Penang from June 27 to 30, raising the number of people infected at the event to 12.

The other local cases were two 19-year-old students who had contact with the 143rd case, a two-year-old toddler of the 154th case, a 15-year-old SM Tsun Jin student and the 37-year-old driver of the 183rd case, he said.

“The new cases involve 28 Malaysians and three Indonesians, three Australians and one Singaporean"

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