Materia Medica Malaysiana

June 7, 2007

Health teams to conduct search

Filed under: Uncategorized — malaysianmedicine @ 8:54 am

NST: KUALA LUMPUR: Health teams from Petaling and Gombak are looking for people who had come into contact with the dead birds.
The Sungai Buloh Hospital has been designated for use by people showing symptoms of the avian flu.
Deputy director-general of Health Datuk Dr Ramlee Rahmat said the hospital was ready to take in patients with symptoms of the disease while all health centres and clinics within the affected area had been also put on alert.
He said the Health Ministry would began a surveillance covering a 300-metre radius from the chicken pens, where the infected chickens were found.
He advised anyone showing symptoms of the disease to seek immediate medical attention.
The symptoms of avian influenza in humans range from influenza-like fever, cough, sore throat, muscle ache, eye infection and pneumonia.

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