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INFLUENZA CASE LIKE ILLNESS AND SEVERE ACUTE RESPIRATORY INFECTION (SARI)

Assalamualaikum dan Salam Sejahtera,

End of December 2019 there were increasing cases of ILI and SARI whereas on January 4, 2020 KPK Press Statement, MOH stated that there was an increase in ILI cases especially among children under five (5) years old.

In this regard, the University Health Center (PKU) has begun to carry out detailed monitoring of the arrival of patients with the above symptoms since the case was reported. Customers' attendance statistics for PKU were found to be increasing based on the symptoms of ILI. However, so far no critical cases have been treated and referred by the PKU.

The PKU has also activated triage counters to identify at-risk clients and has provided special consultation rooms to treat patients at risk of reducing infections to other clients. PKU Medical Officers have also been asked to be more cautious in providing treatment to children and to ensure compliance with the established Clinical Practice Guideline. All medical practitioners and paramedics are also required to treat patients using the complete Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which includes ensuring that existing infection control measures are adhered to at all times.

College residents are advised to take the following steps:

  1. Maintaining a high level of personal hygiene, regularly wash your hands with water and soap or hand sanitizer;
  2. Practice proper cough manners and a healthy lifestyle;
  3. Encouraged to obtain seasonal influenza vaccine injections offered at most private health facilities throughout the country;
  4. Campuses are also advised to be cautious when traveling abroad, including following instructions issued by the Ministry of Health Malaysia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs;


For those with symptoms of influenza infection it is advisable to do the following:

  1. Relax at home and not go to crowded places. If needed in a public place, they are advised to wear face masks and face masks properly to prevent the spread of infections through respiratory drops;
  2. Cover your nose and mouth with tissue, towel or handkerchief when coughing or sneezing. Next, the used tissue should be immediately thrown into the trash;
  3. Avoid sharing personal equipment such as towels, handkerchiefs etc. with other individuals;
  4. Immediately consult with your doctor for further treatment if symptoms such as fever and cough / sore throat persist.
     

The University Health Center, UPM will keep an eye on developments in this regard and update UPM residents from time to time.

We hope that this information is received by the entire campus.


Sekian, terima kasih.

 

Dr. Fauziah Adnan

Ketua
Pusat Kesihatan Universiti, UPM

Date of Input: 08/01/2020 | Updated: 08/01/2020 | mjamil

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