Materia Medica Malaysiana

January 29, 2006

JE: Health Inspectors On House-to-House Check

Filed under: Uncategorized — malaysianmedicine @ 9:05 pm

TANAH MERAH, Jan 29 (Bernama) — The Tanah Merah Health Office has launched a house-to-house operation to find out whether there are others who have contracted Japanese Encephalitis (JE) after a woman was confirmed to have been infected with the disease last Tuesday.
District Health Officer Dr Mohd Nordin Safiin said the operation began last Friday within a two-kilometre radius of the woman’s house, here.
At the same time, about 100 health officers including from other districts in Kelantan, had been deployed for a seek and destroy campaign on breeding grounds of culex tritaeniorhynchus mosquito – JE virus carrier, he told Bernama.
“We also get the cooperation of the Veterinary Services Department and Tanah Merah District Office. Besides, we also carry out fogging,” he said.
Fliers on JE were also distributed to the people, he said.
So far, only Norhayati Awang, 27, was confirmed to have contracted the disease. Her condition was reported to be serious. The Health Ministry is waiting for the test result of two other persons who have shown symptoms of JE infection.

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