Vaksinasi cegah penyebaran penyakit

UJIAN sampel cecair hidung merupakan salah satu cara untuk mengesan jangkitan influenza. TENGAH malam itu Noreen Azliza Norzlan, 33, tersedar daripada lena apabila dikejutkan anaknya yang mengadu tubuhnya berasa sejuk. Ironinya, apabila disentuh, badan kanak-kanak berusia 11 tahun itu begitu panas dengan suhu mencecah 39 darjah Celsius. Dia juga berada dalam keadaan sedikit menggigil. Bimbang…

Berita MPA Newsletter August 2018

Assalamualaikum and Salam Sejahtera to esteemed members of MPA. Friends and Colleagues! How’s the new look of our MPA website, mpaeds.my? I do hope, ALL, if not most of you have had a chance to visit this fresh new look of MPA. For those who have not, do spend a little bit of your precious…

We need to protect the children

IT was with great sadness that we learnt of the passing of five-month-old Adam Rayqal Mohd Sufi as a result of traumatic brain injuries. Our condolences to his grieving family. As paediatricians, we would like to remind Malaysians that injuries are an important preventable cause of death among children. Studies published more than two decades…

Influenza increases morbidity and mortality

Posing for a photo at the session are (from left) Prof Tan, Prof Zamberi, University Malaya Medical Centre visiting senior clinical consultant Prof Dr Yasmin Abdul Malik, Dr Musa and Assoc Prof Pang. IN the modern world, influenza can spread more easily from one end of the world to the other, with certain individuals being…

Influenza dangerous but preventable

PETALING JAYA: Malaysians should stay on guard against infectious diseases such as influenza as it can spread easily, with high-risk groups being more vulnerable, say health experts. The Malaysian Society of Infec­tious Diseases and Chemotherapy (MSIDC) said influenza was often confused with the common cold as both shared similar symptoms. MSIDC cautioned that influenza was…

Farewell Amar

Dear friends and colleagues (doctors, nurses, paediatricians, researchers, managers, parents & children, NGOs, etc) As many of you are aware I am retiring this month; this is my 36th year in the civil service. I have lived through the era where those who qualify serve as a single (or only other) paediatrician in a state,…

Berita MPA Newsletter May 2018

Assalamualaikum and Salam Sejahtera to esteemed members of MPA Friends and Colleagues! 10 April 2018 marks a new milestone for MPA. A fresh, new look MPA website, mpaeds.my was launched. As the MPA President, I do hope you will like the new look and feel, as it reflects our effort to communicate with our members…