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Influenza A Outbreak Situation in Malaysia
The Government has declared an influenza A outbreak in Selangor per the New Straits Times report of 10th January 2020. The Malaysian government has the situation under control.
The identified schools and locations are being monitored by the Government to control any possible spread of influenza A or influenza-like illness (ILI).
22 people were tested positive for influenza A in Cyberjaya (20) and Klang (2) as reported by the NST on 10th January 2020.
8 students were found to be positive for influenza A on 11th Jan 2020, resulting in one school, SM Sains Teluk Intan, Perak was closed, as reported by the Star on 13th January 2020.
5 people were found to be positive for influenza A and 3 people for influenza B, as reported by the Star on 13th January 2020.
1 person was found positive for influenza A in Johor, as reported by the Star on 13th January 2020.
2 children were found positive for influenza A in Pahang, as reported by the Malay Mail on 11th January 2020.
53 people were found positive for influenza A in Penang, as reported by the Star on 9th January 2020.
The general guideline to stay away from influenza is to:
1. Wash hands with soap before eating and after going to the toilet;
2. Cover their mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, and throw the tissue away into a bin immediately;
3. Stay home from work or school when they are sick, and wear a mask if they are going out; and
4. Avoid sharing food and drinks, eating utensils, toothbrushes or towels with those who display symptoms of influenza.
5. The Singapore MOH also advised that young children, pregnant women and the elderly be vaccinated against the flu bug every year.
People are warned not to be fooled by the fake messages on how to prevent influenza A. Read this statement in the Star of 8th January 2020.
1. Repeated high fever
2. Prolonged coughing after fever
3. Pregnant woman, Young children are potentially at risk
4. Adults usually feel uneasy, headache and mainly respiratory related
5. Highly contagious
The best person to advice you is someone trained to identify this. And the doctor near you is the best person to do so. Everyone can read about disease condition, but only a trained doctor will know how to diagnose this. And advice you on what to do next.
Contact a doctor near you. The doctor can give you the professional advice and checkup to clarify the concerns you may have.
Drop by any AIA panel hospital near you to see your panel doctor. See this list of AIA panel hospitals to find one near you.
Influenza A Insurance Coverage
For the Influenza A and Influenza like illnesses (ILI), these are covered by AIA medical insurance per the terms of the plan bought by the policyholder. It is considered as a hospitalization medical insurance. For more information:
- Medical Insurance plan in Malaysia for Individuals
- Group medical insurance plans in Malaysia for employees
- Takaful medical insurance plans for individuals and families
Contact our AIA Life Planning Advisor to get in touch with us and start your personal coverage or choose your plan now. Get covered correctly. Be advised correctly. Call Levine Lee (+6012-684 0948) today to be advised on the best insurance protection personalized for you. Or send us the form below on your interest.