Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Sabah cases up to 461 with 3 deaths

The number of confirmed Influenza A (HINI) cases in Sabah has shot up to 461 as of Tuesday, according to the Health Ministry's Disease Control Division Director, Datuk Dr Hassan Abdul Rahman.

He said the number of deaths from Sabah related to HINI has also increased from two to three.

"Four hundred and sixty-one people have so far tested positive for Influenza A (HINI) in Sabah. And one more death has been reported, totalling three now," he said when contacted, Tuesday evening.

However, details of the death were not immediately known.

Dr Hassan said there are two types of test - Rapid Test and the Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) Test, which is done to detect the Influenza A (H1N1) virus.

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