No Ebola suspected in Sarawak at the moment

No Ebola suspected in Sarawak at the moment, claimed Director of Kesihatan Malaysia Dr Noor Hisham. He made that statement in the replying to a news report by Malay Mail in 15 September.

The news reported a 24 year-old man from Zimbabwe could be infected by Ebola virus. The man is one of a foreign student who’s currently studying in IPTS in Sarawak. He was having high fever and throat infection and having treatment in Hospital Umum Sarawak.

What is Ebola?

Ebola is a type of haemorrhagic fever that can caused by virus infections. The new irus has just been identified and was regarded as a very dangerous virus. Ebola can bring fatal. In 50% – 90% of the cases of Ebola infection, the virus result in death.

The virus has killed more than 2,400 people, particularly in African countries, such as Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, since the epidemic began in March.

However, Dr Noor Hisham said the student is doing well and in a stabie condition. He claimed that Zimbabwe is not listed by World Health Organization WHO as a country that is infected with EVD.

“The student is under investigation and he’s not vomiting and suffering from diarrhoea. Nonetheless, the state Health Department had activated “high precautionary measures. Medical personnel will be going to private university to carry out contact tracing,” said Dr Jerip

KMM is also working closing with all the Ministry and Agency regard preventing the virus being brought into the country. Through this ongoing monitoring, the Ministry of Health would like to inform all that so far no cases diagnosed with Ebola in Malaysia.

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