Man back from Thailand isolated in Ipoh hospital


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 14 May 2009

IPOH: A 51-year-old man, who recently returned from Thailand and was diagnosed with acute gastroenteritis, has been isolated as a precautionary measure against the A (H1N1) flu.

Perak executive councillor Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon said: “As the patient has just returned from a country where A (H1N1) cases have been reported, we have isolated him and carried out tests to rule out that he is suffering from the flu.

“We are quite sure that he is suffering from acute gastroenteritis but are being very careful about it.”

Dr Mah who is chairman of the state Health, Local Government, Consumer Affairs, Environment, Public Transportation and Non-Islamic Affairs committee said the patient, a storekeeper from Taiping, had developed fever, muscle aches, sore throat, vomiting and diarrhoea a day after returning from Haadyai on Monday.

“He was admitted to Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun here.

“Blood samples have been sent to the Institute of Medical Research in Kuala Lumpur and the results will be known by tomorrow (today),” he said.

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