Setiu records nine cases of influenza-like illness

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  • Monday, 13 Jan 2020

KUALA TERENGGANU (Bernama): The Terengganu Health Department has recorded two clusters of influenza-like illness (ILI) involving nine individuals, aged three to 38, on Jan 5 and 7.

Its director Dr Nor Azimi Yunus said the two clusters occurred in the Setiu district and involved two different families.

"Of the nine people reported to be infected with the influenza, five are positive for influenza A, three are positive for influenza B and one has yet to be identified.

"All cases have been confirmed by private facilities and all have been given Tamiflu treatment. Their conditions is reportedly stable and not being admitted to the hospital at the moment," she said in a statement Monday (Jan 13).

She said the department, in collaboration with the Setiu district office, will continue monitoring the cases and presently, the ILI cluster was under control.

She also advised the public to maintain personal hygiene by regularly washing their hands and practise proper coughing and sneezing etiquette by covering the mouth and nose.

"They are also advised to go to a nearby hospital or clinic for treatment immediately while those at risk are advised to get the influenza vaccine at a private clinic," she said. - Bernama

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