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Published: Saturday May 8, 2010 MYT 7:41:00 PM

Nine new ILI cluster cases reported

PUTRAJAYA: Nine reports of influenza-like-illness (ILI) cluster cases were received by the Health Ministry from 8am Friday till 8am Saturday.

The cases were reported to have occurred in Johor, Perak, Kelantan, Pahang, Negri Sembilan, Malacca and Penang.

In Perak, one case was reported in Kampung Teluk Kepayang, while in Kelantan, two cases were reported at the Pasir Mas National Service Training Camp and SMK Gual Periok, Pasir Mas.

Two cases were reported in Taman Skudai Baru, Johor Baru and the Tun Hussein Onn Teacher Training Institute in Batu Pahat.

One case was reported each at SMK Kuala Repas Bentong, Pahang; SM Rendah Agama Repah, Negri Sembilan; Felda Kemendor Jasin, Malacca; and SJK Chin Shih Chung in Sungai Nibong, Penang.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Mohd Ismail Merican in a statement here Saturday, said 659 ILI cases were being treated at hospitals nationwide.

Of the total, he said 110 tested positive for influenza A (H1N1).

While stressing that the H1N1 pandemic was still active not only in the region, but also in the world, he also advised the public to be vigilant and continue to take preventive measures. -- Bernama

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