KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 20 — Selangor still has the highest number of schoolchildren infected with influenza, with 863 cases of Influenza A and H1N1 recorded to date.
“All the victims have received treatment at nearby clinics and hospitals and reported to be stable. Those who were warded and monitored at the hospital have also been allowed to return home and were given three to seven days of medical leave,” he said in a statement here today.
Apart from the students, he said seven female teachers from four
primary schools and three secondary schools were also infected, with four of them receiving hospital treatment.
State Education, Health and Human Resources Committee chairman Aminolhuda Hassan said, however, the situation is still under control with those having the symptoms being advised not to come to school and seek medical treatment.
“It is best for children who have fever or cough not to come to school to prevent them from spreading the disease to their classmates and others,” he told reporters after launching the Johor Bahru District Schools Influenza Prevention Campaign, at SK Taman Damai Jaya today.
Aminolhuda said so far, all the pupils were only suspected of contracting influenza, and there had been no confirmation from hospitals as yet.