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Two Pilgrims Test Positive For Flu B & H1N1

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ALOR STAR: Two out of 13 pilgrims who are being treated at the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital II were tested positive for Flu B and Influenza A (H1N1).

State Health Department director Datuk Dr Norhizan Ismail in a press statement today said analysis on the blood samples taken from the patients showed that two of them were tested positive for Flu B and H1N1.

Norhizan said five patients have been discharged on Tuesday but another six pilgrims from Kuala Nerang were taken to the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital II after they were down with back aches, flu and coughing.

“Until now, four of 10 blood samples which taken from the patients showed that they are negative from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (Mers-COV),” he said in a press statement today.

On Monday, 49 pilgrims from Kuala Nerang who returned from umrah trip on Sunday were rushed to Kuala Nerang Hospital after they showed symptoms such as cough, body aches and flu.

From the total, 15 of them were subsequently transferred to the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital II after they developed ILI symptoms. However, two of them were received outpatient treatment.-NST

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