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Sunday, April 3, 2011


PUTRAJAYA: A third Police Training College (Pulapol) trainee has died in the adenovirus outbreak after fighting for his life in the intensive care unit for almost a month.
photo by: Russell Kightley

Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said Mohamed Siman, 23, from Bagan Datoh, Perak, was admitted to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital on March 5 and died of multiple organ failure at its intensive care unit at about 11.30pm last night.

Victims of adenovirus experience influenza-like illness. The symptoms are usually mild respiratory infection, diarrhoea and conjunctivitis and people are infected through direct contact with those infected or through droplets from coughs or sneeze.

There are 59 people were still being quarantined and two female trainees were still being treated at the hospital and had shown encouraging signs of recovery.

According to Health Minister the remaining trainees isolated at Pulapol would be discharged on April 2 if there were no new adenovirus cases.

He said the ministry could only declare that the country was free from adenovirus if no new case was detected within 14 days from the day the last case was reported.

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