NS Department: Four trainees test positive for H1N1, 54 quarantined

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  • Sunday, 18 May 2014

ALOR SETAR : Four National Service (NS) trainees from the Dusun Minda Resort in Kuala Nerang have tested positive for the H1N1 virus.

NS Department director Datuk Abdul Hadi Awang Kechil confirmed the report and said the camp had taken measures to ensure that the virus does not spread.

"Affected trainees are being quarantined in a separate dormitory, away from the camp," said Abdul Hadi when contacted by The Star.

He said the camp's medical personnel were informed that the trainees were affected by the virus at 3pm Sunday.

It was reported in The Star Saturday that 52 trainees from the camp had been quarantined due to fever.

Abdul Hadi said the number of those in quarantine had since increased to 54.

"We have contacted the state health department and they will be sending a team of medical personnel to the camp," he said.

Abdul Hadi said camp officers would abide by instructions given by the medical personnel, and that programmes and activities for unaffected trainees would continue as normal.

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