Selangor Education Dept to probe claim of student with H1N1

SHAH ALAM, May 7, 2015:
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The Selangor Education Department (JPNS) is investigating claims on a social website that a student in Shah Alam has been infected with Influenza A (H1N1) virus recently.

Its director, Zainuren Mohd Noor, said the district education office has been directed to cooperate with the Selangor Health Department (JKS) to furnish a full report on the case.

He said the department had received information of H1N1 infection from the school which was alerted of the case by the pupil’s guardian but not officially by JKS.

“We were informed that the student was being treated at a private hospital.”

Nonetheless, we are still trying to obtain a full report from JKS on whether the student was really infected with H1N1 virus or not before taking any action,” he said when contacted here today.

Yesterday, the operator of the Facebook site “SK Seksyen 9 Shah Alam Official” called on parents of students in the school to quickly seek treatment if their children were down with fever.
The call followed cases of H1N1 virus infection found in the district and urged parents not to send their children who have fever to school.

Also posted on the Facebook site was a statement of the primary school headmaster which said a student was infected with H1N1 after their parents returned from Sri Lanka.

Meanwhile, Deputy Director-General of Health (Public Health) Datuk Dr Lokman Hakim Sulaiman when contacted said members of the public need not worry about claims of the infection and they should get treatment when experiencing a fever.

He said the Health Ministry does not specifically monitor H1N1 infection as the symptoms of the disease are similar to flu, fever or seasonal influenza.

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