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Rotavirus: Five Children Discharged From Hospitals

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GEORGE TOWN – The five children who were receiving treatment at government hospitals after they were confirmed positive for rotavirus were allowed to return home today.

Penang Health Department director Datuk Dr M. Sukumar said of the seven rotavirus infection cases in the state, six were admitted to the ward while one was treated as an outpatient.

“Three cases were at Bukit Mertajam Hospital, two cases at Balik Pulau Hospital and one at a private hospital. All five patients at government hospitals have been discharged,” he said here today.

The patient being treated in a private hospital was in stable condition.

Rotavirus is a virus that causes inflammation of the stomach and intestines, and often strikes children under five years of age, with symptoms such as diarrhoea, vomiting, fever and abdominal pain. – BERNAMA


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