KUANTAN: There is no unusual trend of respiratory tract infection or influenza in Pahang despite three such cases detected in Bentong – one at the Bentong Hospital, one in a kindergarten and the other in a boarding school
State Health director Datuk Dr Sha’ari Ngadiman said the department was monitoring the situation.
“All health facilities and hospitals are on standby, particularly those in Bentong, where the situation is under control and being monitored on a daily basis.
“Health education advice, on individual and group basis, is provided to patients to prevent transmission of infections through the air and via direct contact, ” he said in a statement yesterday.
Dr Sha’ari said this in response to the respiratory tract infections in Bentong that made its rounds on social media recently and raised concerns.
The first incident was detected on Nov 5 involving nine haemodialysis unit patients at Bentong Hospital, with two still being treated at the same hospital while another had been admitted to the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital.
The second and the third incidents on Nov 12, affected 11 pre-school pupils from SK Mempaga 1 and 53 students in a full-boarding school.
“All the cases in both schools are recovering. The three incidents, in the hospital and schools, are not linked, ” he said. — Bernama