12 more H1N1 cases confirmed
THE MALAYSIAN INSIDER
KUALA LUMPUR, June 28 — Twelve newly confirmed cases of influenza A(H1N1), including 11 imported cases, have been reported up to 8am, bringing the total to 124 cases.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Mohd Ismail Merican said a 15-month-old boy was the only local infection and his condition was stable after being given an antiviral medication.
The child, who never gone abroad, is a son of an influenza A (H1N1) patient, he said in a statement today.
He said six other family members of the toddler have been prescribed with antiviral prophylaxis and were in good health.
Mohd Ismail said five of the imported cases involved three Indonesians, including two siblings, and two American siblings.
The Indonesian siblings, aged six and 11, who were on holiday with their family arrived on AirAsia flight JT282 two days ago.
The American siblings, a boy aged eight and a girl aged 11, were also on holiday with their family. They arrived on Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH604 from the Philippines via Singapore two days back.
The Indonesian student aged 11, who travelled with her father, arrived here from Jakarta via Singapore on Sri Wijaya Air SJ 104 on Thursday. She plans to spend her school term holiday with her family in Johor.
Mohd Ismail said of six imported cases involving Malaysians, three of them were on AirAsia flight D7 2723 from Melbourne on Wednesday.
They were a 22-year-old female student, who had since been admitted to the
Sungai Buloh Hospital and two male siblings aged 30 and 29, both had been warded at the Tuanku Bahiyah Hospital in Alor Setar.
Two other cases involved a 22-year-old man from Seremban who was on AirAsia flight D7 2725 from Melbourne six days ago and a 25-year-old male passenger on MAS flight MH722 from Jakarta and later boarded MAS flight MH1194 to Penang four days ago.
A 32-year-old woman, who returned from a holiday in London, Paris and Rome, was also confirmed with the flu.
The woman, who is related to the 95th and 96th victims, returned on MAS flight MH001 six days ago.