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January 29, 2006

Health Minister : No result on blood test of woman suspected with JE

Filed under: Uncategorized — malaysianmedicine @ 11:44 am

The Star KUALA LUMPUR: There is no confirmed result of blood test for a woman suspected with Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in Kelantan, Health Minister Datuk Dr Chua Soi Lek said here.
Speaking to reporters at the MCA Chinese New Year open house, he said the ministry was monitoring the situation.
Chua was commenting on press reports that a woman in Tanah Merah, Kelantan has been confirmed to have been infected with JE while two other cases were also being investigated.
Kelantan Health director, Datuk Dr Ahmad Razin Ahmad Maher said Saturday the woman, Norhayati Awang, was now being treated at the High Dependency Ward at Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II and her condition is reported to be quite serious.
The JE virus is spread by the culex tritaeniorhynchus mosquito.
Among the early symptoms of the JE infection are fever, headache, tiredness, nausea and vomitting for several days.

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