First Swine Fever Death In Brunei: 12-Year Old Child Dies

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Breaking News:

Bandar Seri Begawan – Swine flu claimed its first victim in Brunei today when a 12-year-old child died in the hospital this morning as the cases inched towards the 100 mark since the first outbreak here on June 20.

A Health Ministry press release said that laboratory tests confirmed that the child was tested positive for Influenza A (H1N1).

The ministry is investigating the background of the patient’s H1N1 infection. [Read More!!]

H1N1 in Brunei is getting serious. A total of 93 cases has been reported today (2nd July 2009).

The ministry continued to advise the public, who have recently returned from affected countries within the past seven days, and having symptoms, to seek immediate medical attention. It was also advisable to reduce social activities and crowded places such as:

  • Community gatherings
  • Shopping centers
  • Markets
  • Stalls
  • Restaurants
  • Cinemas
  • Swimming pools and the like

The public could also help to prevent the spread of respiratory infections by maintaining good personal hygiene the statement said.

  • They should wash your hands regularly with soap and water and dry them using disposable tissue or the like
  • Use alcohol-based disposable hand wipes or gel sanitizers if there are no hand washing facilities
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough and discard used tissue in the dustbin
  • Avoid people who has influenza like symptoms and
  • Avoid from going to crowded places


renaye said...

wow. so far no death in malaysia but the number of victims is also on the hike. and now there's stage 2 of this virus. hopefully we will find a way to combat this virus.

Double H said...

Its getting worst day by day! =/