Three other diphtheria cases were confirmed in Johor



The Ministry of Health has confirmed three issues of diphtheria in Johor as it was before.

Earlier it was reported that there were five children who were supposed to have been diphtheria handled it At Aminah Sultanah's Nurse's Unitary Nurse Ward in Johor Bahru.

In today's announcement, Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah's health health director stated that the boys who were involved in a boy and a four-year-old daughter, as well as a 15-year-old girl, were living in the same house as the two years-old that believed death from diptyra on 21 February.

The sister of the child who died the four-year-old daughter who proved good for her illness.

"The three children were treated for the disease and they are in a stable situation, and once they were allowed to return home," he said.

Hisham (picture) said another one who lived in the same house as the person who had died did not appear any symptoms for diphtheria, but were treated with antibiotics as an abnormal step.

"Their health situation is being monitored daily by the Johor Bahru District Health Office for 14 days. New issues have not been reported and the incident is under control.

"After diptyra began in Johor, the Health Ministry would like to emphasize the importance of vaccine for infectious diseases that may cause vaccines such as diphtheria, and acne, coughs and others who stopped them, "he said.

Hisham said that there was anxiety and children were more at risk of disease and vaccines can help to help the body build antibodies that cause bacteria that cause disease and which will protect infections.

"If someone gets a vaccine, the symptoms are illegal.

"However, someone who does not get a vaccine is not only easy to deal with the illness, but he / she feels difficulties that pose a risk to to fail organs and even death, "he said.

He also urged parents to ensure that the children were immunized according to their; timetable set by the Ministry of Health, and for children with no vaccine, immunization services can be obtained from nearby health facilities.

– Bernama


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