Influenza A still under control in Johor, says state health committee chairman

  • Nation
  • Monday, 13 Jan 2020

JOHOR BARU: The influenza A outbreak in Johor is still under control, says state Education, Health, and Human Resources Committee chairman Aminolhuda Hassan.

The Parit Ya'ani assemblyman said the virus was not at a threatening level despite some 89 students showing symptoms of being infected with the disease on Sunday (Jan 12).

"Influenza is a seasonal disease and the situation in Johor remains under control," he said in a press conference at the state Health Department headquarters here on Monday (Jan 13).

Aminolhuda pointed out that of the 89 students, only one tested positive for influenza A.

"The seven-year-old victim is currently being warded at Sultanah Aminah Hospital's intensive care unit due to influenza and other complications as well.

"The medical staff there are keeping a close tab on the victim's condition," he said urging those who show symptoms of influenza to seek immediate treatment.

Aminolhuda also added that as a precautionary measure to curb the disease from spreading, the state Health Department has taken several steps to safeguard the public's health.

"The department has placed several thermal scanners at all entry points into Johor such as at the Senai International Airport and Bangunan Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex," he said.

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