KANGAR: National Service Training Department (JLKN) has not received an order from Kedah Health Department to close down the Dusun Minda Resort National Service Camp in Kuala Nerang following the H1N1 outbreak.
As such, its director-general Datuk Abdul Hadi Awang Kechil said the National Service training at the camp would resume since the situation at the resort was under control.
“As for now, I do not see the need to temporarily close down the camp as the situation is under control.
“Half of the 61 affected trainees are recovering and we expect all of them would fully recover in the next five days.
“However, we would close down the camp should the state Health Department deemed that as necessary,”he said at the relay run programme organised in conjunction with the upcoming 17th Malaysia Games (Sukma) at Utama Stadium here today.
It was reported yesterday that 61 out of 479 trainees Infleunza-Like Ilness (ILI) symptoms such as fever, coughing and sore throat last Thursday and checks later confirmed that four of them were positive of H1NI.
Abdul Hadi had said all the affected trainees had been isolated and placed under 24-hour observation by eight medical staff at the camp, with the help of the Padang Terap district Health Office.
It is believed that the H1N1 outbreak were spread by trainees who returned to the camp after the Wesak Day break recently.
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GEORGE TOWN: The National Service Syruz Camp in Macang Bubok was temporarily closed two weeks ago after 48 trainees suffered high fever as a result of an Adenovirus infection.
Penang health director Datuk Dr Lailanor Ibrahim said Thursday the first 20 trainees came down with influenza-like symptoms and were admitted to the hospital.
“The number of trainees who fell sick increased drastically within a week and a decision was made to close the camp to control the outbreak.
“Since then, we have been working closely with the NS department to monitor the condition,” he said when contacted here on Thursday.
It was reported that NS Training Department director-general Datuk Abdul Hadi Awang Kechil said that a training camp in Penang had been closed temporarily and the 200 other trainees there had been allowed to go home.
Adenovirus infection commonly causes illness of the respiratory system, with symptoms ranging from the common cold to pneumonia, croup hoarse cough and bronchitis.
People are usually infected through direct contact with those infected or through droplets from coughs or sneezes.
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