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Subang Boarding School Forced To Close After Students Fell Ill, Could Be Influenza A

Subang Boarding School Forced To Close After Students Fell Ill, Could Be Influenza A

The Petaling district health office (PKD) said the infection could be caused by Influenza A.

Adeline Leong

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A boarding school in Subang Jaya, Selangor, has been ordered to close by the Petaling district health office (PKD) following a possible virus spread. The infection is suspected to be Influenza A (H1N1).

Some students living in the hostel reportedly came down with fever, cough, and diarrhoea.

The school administrator sent out messages to parents and guardians this morning to pick up their children after a premises closure notice was issued by the Petaling PKD yesterday.

For the time being, the school’s operations will be halted until further notice to curb the virus from spreading.

What is Influenza A?

There are three types of influenzas: A, B, and C, with influenza A being more commonly detected in Malaysia as compared to Influenza B.

Similar to the other flu, Influenza A symptoms include sneezing, fever, cough, sore throat, and headaches. Sometimes it’s accompanied by body aches or chills.

Despite its contagiousness, it’s important to note that Influenza A is not fatal.

Since Influenza A can spread via droplets from coughing, talking or sneezing, it’s advisable to cover the mouth and nose whenever we sneeze or cough.

Those who are infected should wear a mask to protect others too.

Last but not least, always remember to wash your hands with soap. It’s also possible to get the flu jab to be vaccinated against the different flu strains.

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