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Seven people tested positive for H1N1 at hospital in Malaysia

English.news.cn   2014-02-06 18:00:43

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- Seven people are being treated for H1N1 at the Likas Women and Children's Hospital, and the entire ward at the hospital has been quarantined, according to local media reports on Thursday.

The Star, an English-language newspaper in Malaysia, quoted hospital director Tan Bee Hwai as saying that five children and two adult caregivers had been tested positive for the flu virus.

The entire ward at the hospital located some 10 km from downtown Kota Kinabalu has been quarantined, it said, adding that this included the patients, the caregivers and staff of the ward.

According to another Malaysian English language newspaper The New Straits Times, seven children are being treated at the Likas Women and Children's Hospital for H1N1, whose conditions were all under control after the first incident was found on Jan. 29.

The State Health Department is expected to issue a statement on the cases.

Editor: Shen Qing
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