The Selangor Health Department has issued a cholera alert to all hospitals and district health clinics statewide after it detected a case involving a Malaysian citizen with a bacterial infection disease.
According to the New Straits Times, on Friday (November 12th), a circular was issued, signed by Selangor Health director, Datuk Dr. Sha’ari Ngadiman, stating that the case was identified in the Petaling district of Selangor.
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The age, gender and condition of the patient, however, was not mentioned in the circular.
“Therefore, all parties should be informed as well as increase control and prevention measures more effectively according to the available guideline.
“Apart from that, as a preventative measure to curb the spread of the disease, all medical practitioners should carry out the following actions including report immediately any cholera case (suspected or case that has been confirmed by the laboratory) to the nearest district health office through telephone and e-notification system within 24 hours,” read the statement.
It also warns that action can be taken under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Disease Act 1988 for those who fail to report such a case.
The circular was issued to 11 health district officers and 12 directors of hospitals in Selangor.
KENYATAAN AKHBAR PENGARAH KESIHATAN NEGERI SELANGOR KEJADIAN WABAK KOLERA DI NEGERI SELANGOR
Posted by KEMENTERIAN KESIHATAN MALAYSIA on Sunday, November 14, 2021
Oh no! Please take care of yourself, guys!
ONLY drink treated water or water which has been properly boiled, always practice good self hygiene, wash your hands regularly and avoid consuming raw food or food which was not cooked properly.
If you are having symptoms that are associated with cholera, please DON’T WAIT and get yourself treated immediately!
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat