JE-STABLE/BM GIRL INFECTED BY JE IN STABLE CONDITION
July 4 22:39
GEORGE TOWN,Norain Shukri, the two-year-five-month old girl who was infected with the Japanese Encephalitis (JE) virus, is reported to be in stable condition. Penang Health Director Datuk Dr Lailanor Ibrahim said the child was still being treated in the normal ward at the Penang Hospital here. She said results of the second blood sample taken from the patient last Wednesday would be known soon. "Based on the child's health report, the patient cannot walk properly yet and needs physiotherapy. "We are still investigating how and where she contracted the virus as she is being looked after by her grandmother in Bagan Jermal, Butterworth during the day and taken back to her family home in Lunas, Kedah, after her mother finishes work," she said when contacted by Bernama here today.
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Norain Nasuha was confirmed to have been infected by the JE virus after a blood test turned up positive. The case was the third after a Standard Six student of the Sekolah Kebangsaan Kampung Selamat, Tasek Gelugor near here, Muhammad Ammar Muqrish Zulkiffli, 12, and a man, 18, from Lorong Seratus Tahun, here. Muhammad Ammar Muqrish was now being treated in a private hospital in Bayan Lepas here while the man was still in the process of recovery.
So far, no new cases of the JE virus has been reported in the state. Meanwhile residents of Kampung Selamat here hoped the state government would conduct scheduled checks on all pig farms in the area to prevent the virus
from spreading. Hasnah Harun, 54, said the checks were needed to ensure the 20 pig farms in the area were clean. Ibrahim Ayub, 83, said the state government and the Health Department should take more extreme preventive measures to ensure the residents in the village were not infected by the JE virus.
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"Now, the residents sleep in mosquito nets, wear long-sleeved shirts and avoid going out at dusk to reduce the risks of being bitten by mosquitoes," he said. Housewife Noriza Md Zain, 31, hoped immediate action was taken to ensure the JE virus did not continue to spread as her child was studying in the Sekolah Kebangsaan Kampung Selamat. She said the residents had to take precautionary measures by cleaning the drains to prevent mosquitoes and flies from breeding.