10 ILI cases reported today

PUTRAJAYA, April 17 — The Health Ministry has received 10 cluster cases of influenza-like illness (ILI) today from Pahang, Malacca, Selangor and Johor, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Mohd Ismail Merican.

In a statement, he said the cases were from Maktab Rendah Sains Mara (MRSM) Alor Gajah, Malacca, and Kuala Kubu Baru, Selangor, Sekolah Kebangsaan Leban Chindong Rompin, Pahang, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Paloh, Johor, Warisan National Service camp in Malacca and Taska 1 Play in Damansara Perdana, Selangor.

“From the 10 reports, five are awaiting results while five others have been confirmed as H1N1 positive,” he said.

He added that as of 5.30pm yesterday, 525 ILI cases were being treated at various hospitals throughout the country.

“From the total, 70 are influenza H1N1 positive, 12 undergoing treatment at intensive care units and 10 have been classified as high-risk cases. However, no deaths were reported until 8am today,” he said. — Bernama

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