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Over 100 pupils and a cook hospitalised for cholera

More than 100 pupils and a canteen cook in the Semporna district have been admitted to hospital after they showed signs of suffering from cholera.


Kindergarten closed over HFM cases

A private kindergarten here was ordered closed by the Health Department after five of its pupils were suspected to have hand, foot and mouth (HFM) disease.


Plan to vaccinate 5.2mil in one day

Indonesia is planning to vaccinate some 5.2 million children in a single day to prevent the spread of polio health officials said, while the nation struggled yesterday to contain its first polio outbreak in a decade, diagnosing three more infants struck by the crippling virus in the province of West Java, bringing the total to five in a month.


Probe into outbreak of diarrhoea

Health officials hope to narrow down the possible causes of 150 children in Sabah's Kota Belud district being struck with diarrhoea and fever over the past week.




Authorities order closure of pre-school

A kindergarten in Bukit Beruang has been ordered to close temporarily after two children attending it were diagnosed with hand, foot and mouth (HFM) disease.


Stern action on traders who defy closure order

Businessmen who disobey the Health Department's order to shut down their premises will face stern action, including prosecution.


Pre-schools closed after 23 children fall sick

Two kindergartens with 23 children suffering from the hand, foot and mouth (HFM) disease have been closed by the authorities.


Kelantan’s attitude towards healthcare draws flak

The Health Ministry has criticised Kelantan for failing to adopt adequate measures to safeguard the health of the people, so much so that they continuously face outbreaks of diseases.


91 confirmed typhoid cases in Kelantan

Ninety-one people in Kelantan have contracted typhoid, state Health Director Datuk Dr Ahmad Razin Ahmad Maher said.