Monday June 18, 2012
Sixty-six others with H1N1-like symptoms quarantined at training camp
By EMBUN MAJID
ALOR SETAR: Four National Service trainees remained warded at the Kuala Nerang Hospital for Influenza A (H1N1) illness.
Sixty-six others were quarantined at the Dusun Minda NS Training Camp in Kuala Nerang after they, too, displayed H1N1-like symptoms, said Kedah Health Department director Dr Ismail Abu Taat.
He said the four warded at the hospital were females while those quarantined at the camp comprised 45 boys and 21 girls.
“All of them are in stable condition. The camp has taken extra precautionary measures to prevent the illness from spreading,” he said yesterday.
Last week, 90 trainees at the camp came down with the illness after they complained of flu and cough.
The camp has not been closed, although trainees and instructors have been advised to keep the premises clean and wear face masks.
NS Training Department director-general Datuk Abdul Hadi Awang Kechil is expected to inspect the camp today.