Disease outbreak in Johor Baru prison


JOHOR BARU: A disease outbreak, believed to be meningitis, has occurred at the Ayer Molek prison resulting in at least four inmates being admitted into the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Sultanah Aminah Hospital here.

Johor Health and Environment exco Datuk Ayub Rahmat said on Friday that about 16 inmates had displayed similar symptoms and as many as 900 inmates had undergone medical checks so far.

“Initially there were concerns that it could be a Middle East Respiratory Coronavirus (Mers-Cov) outbreak but we have confirmed that it is not.

“An official statement will be issued by the Health Ministry on the details of the outbreak soon,” he said, assuring the public the situation was under control.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
   

Did you find this article insightful?

Yes
No

Next In Nation

40 production companies in the creative industry get RM13.9mil from Finas
Search ongoing for boy who fell into river in Ipoh
Three rivers in Kelantan exceed alert levels
NGO calls for more awareness campaigns against child marriages in Sabah
Sarawak Advocates Association calls for constitutional amendment to extend state assembly's term
Speaker Art Harun advises Opposition MP to calm down to avoid 'heart attack' during heated exchange
Alleged drug dealers nabbed in waters off Semporna
Ismail Sabri: 131 people fined for not wearing face masks
M'sian Army chief suggests increased border patrols, more cooperation among Asean
Health DG: Ambulance driver who died in Perak did not have Covid-19

Stories You'll Enjoy