more than 3 days to get this consistently, but by this time, it is too
late to take Tamilflu. In fact it is illegal to use Tamiflu by that
time as shown by the Tamilfu instruction.
All fevers start with a low temperature. Only idiots expect it to
suddenly jump to 38 degrees, just because he/she does not realise it.
Why wait for the treatment if you know for certain that 95% is Swine
Why wait when you know that the patients should not get normal flu
when he already had flu vaccinations?
It is this waiting that had resulted in deaths and wasting of valuable
resources, i.e. Tamilflu.
August 27, 2009 18:05 PM
No New Deaths, 259 Patients Positive H1N1
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 27 (Bernama) -- No new deaths due to Influenza A
(H1N1) have been registered today, leaving the death toll at 71, with
patients confirmed positive with the virus at 259 cases.
Director-general of Health Tan Sri Dr Mohd Ismail Merican said of the
259 cases, 53 were in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with 41 risk factor
cases like those with chronic illness, obesity, children or babies,
pregnant women, new mothers and Down's Syndrome.
He said 260 new patients with influenza-like illness (ILI) had been
admitted to hospital for treatment while 312 had been discharged,
leaving 1,394 ILI patients at 94 hospitals, including five private
"Those with ILI should rest at home and wear masks at all times when
in public places," he said in a press statement on the H1N1 situation
Dr Mohd Ismail urged the public to understand the difference between
normal flu and H1N1.
"Those infected with H1N1 normally have high fever (temperatures of
over 38 degrees Celcius) for three to four days, headache, sore
throat, tiredness, body aches and cough without phlegm during the
"While those with normal flu rarely have fever or light fever
(temperatures of less than 38 degree Celcius), running nose and often
sneezes," he said.