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Kejadian Kes Polio Pertama Setelah Malaysia Diisytiharkan Bebas Polio

Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia (KKM) dengan dukacita ingin memaklumkan kejadian satu kes yang disahkan dijangkiti virus polio di Malaysia, setelah 27 tahun Malaysia bebas daripada penyakit tersebut. Kes melibatkan seorang bayi lelaki warganegara Malaysia berumur tiga bulan dari Tuaran, Sabah yang telah mengalami demam diikuti dengan lemah anggota badan dan telah dimasukkan ke Unit Rawatan Rapi…

Even one polio case is an outbreak

The three-month-old infant from Tuaran, Sabah who contracted polio was under-immunised with polio vaccine and was thus not protected, says consultant paediatrician and clinical immunologist Datuk Dr Musa Mohd Nordin. According to the Malaysian National Immunisation Schedule, infants are to receive the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) at ages two months, three months and five months.…

Polio case area under watch

The Health Ministry is looking out for symptoms of Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP), which shares the features of poliomyelitis, at the surrounding areas of the three-month-old boy’s house in Tuaran, Sabah, who was infected with polio, says Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad. The Health Minister said that to contain the spread of the infection, the…

Case for mandatory vaccinations

THERE is a three-month old infant with a diagnosis of polio in the Intensive Care Unit of Hospital Tuaran in Sabah. This is the first native case in Malaysia since 1986. There are two issues that require systemic solutions – one, we need to raise our vaccination rates in the face of vaccine hesitancy, and…