Friday, August 24, 2012
Malaysia - Malaysia - Malaysia reports first H1N1 death in 2012
SEREMBAN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A 27-year-old Malaysian woman has become the country's first A(H1N1) influenza-related fatality in 2012 when she succumbed to the virus at a local hospital.
The woman, who worked in Singapore, had fallen ill while still in the country and died just before Hari Raya. She had reportedly been asked by her family to return home after she did not recover from a fever for several days.
State health director Dr Zailan Adnan said a post-mortem revealed that she was infected by the virus.
“We have reasons to believe that she may have been infected in Singapore. She returned for treatment here but died several days later,” she said.