BEAUFORT: Umno confirms that one of its campaign workers for the Kimanis by-election has been diagnosed with Influenza A (H1N1).
Federal Territories Puteri Umno chief Norbhaiti Sabar said in a statement Tuesday (Jan 7) that FT Puteri Umno assistant secretary and Seputeh Puteri Umno chief Nurul Hazwani Haslan @ Awinl, who is working with the election machinery at PDM Pekan Membakut, had been diagnosed with H1N1.
"Her condition was confirmed after she was on duty in Kimanis for two days.
"She has been seeking treatment in a private medical institution in Kota Kinabalu since Monday (Jan 6) night.
"I hope everyone takes precautions and is more aware of symptoms when they are on duty wherever you are (during the by-election).
"Our struggles remain the same, but our health is a priority," she said in the statement.
Meanwhile, Sabah Umno chief Datuk Bung Moktar Radin urged the Health Department to monitor the situation and conduct checks here, even though it may be an isolated case.
"We fear that it could spread if not checked," he added.
Last month, Sabah Health and People’s Wellbeing Minister Datuk Frankie Poon said eight children in Sabah had tested positive for H1N1.
The symptoms of the highly infectious virus are flu, headaches, sore throat, appetite loss, joint pains and lethargy.
The public has been reminded to maintain good hygiene by frequently washing their hands and practising appropriate coughing ethics.