A(H1N1): New mom dies, baby is safe (Update)

By STEPHEN THEN

stephenthen@thestar.com.my

MIRI: A 24-year-old native woman suffering from Influenza A(H1N1) died at 4am on Monday, a mere two weeks after giving birth to her first child at the intensive care unit of the Miri Hospital.

Her baby girl is safe, Sarawak Deputy Chief Tan Sri Dr George Chan Hong Nam said, adding that this was the state’s first reported death from the deadly flu.

The woman, from here, was warded on July 17 after she contracted the disease. At that time she was already in an advanced stage of pregnancy.

The hospital managed to help her deliver a baby girl a few days after she was warded. The baby has been handed over to her father, a labourer in his late 20s.

“This is the first death in Sarawak due to A(H1N1). We (the Sarawak government) have increased the alert level throughout the whole state now.

“Nobody can take this disease lightly anymore,” Dr Chan said.

Read more at STAR Online

First NS camp H1N1 positive

By Lim How Pim and Churchill Edward

State Ops room situation report says four confirmed swine flu cases in camp closed two days ago

KUCHING: A national service camp in Bau is the first (NS) camp in Malaysia to register positive cases of Influenza A (H1NI) with four people having confirmed contracting the virus.

National Service director general Datuk Abdul Hadi Awang Kechil said this when told about the latest update from the Sarawak State Operations Room yesterday.

A situation report from the Operation Room said that Sarawak was now having nine new positive cases, all in Kuching, bringing the total number of positive cases to 135.

Of the nine new cases, four came from a cluster in the national service training camp in Bau.

Read more at Borneo Post Online

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