Dr Ismail: I wouldn't advise the public to get test done for mild symptoms. I would rather focus on patients who are admitted and those with severe symptoms. We notice that although there may be patients without fever, those with high fever have got the more serious illness. That is why we recommend anti-virals for those with persisting high fever.
Drama King: Is there a vaccine to stop this virus? I heard the death toll was much higher than what was reported. Is that true?
Dr Ismail: There is a vaccine that is currently undergoing clinical trials overseas.
Hopefully, this vaccine will be made available to us by October. As for the number of deaths reported, we have been transparent and there has been no under reporting.
Faizal: Can an active ingredient called BlueOxy be used against influenza A type H1N1 virus??
Dr Ismail: BlueOxy has apparently undergone tests to say that it is effective against H1N1.
Tropicana: Tan Sri, why are pandemic hot spots not disclosed to the public? Doesn't this pose serious public health consequences when the public unknowingly go to such hot spots?
Dr Ismail: There is no such thing as a hot spot area as the disease is spreading quite fast in the community.
Kevin: Do you see an end to the influenza A (H1N1) pandemic in the not too distant future?
Dr Ismail: We have already alerted the public that this disease is going to around for a long time at least six months to a year.
So it is better for us to get prepared and adhere to the advice of the Health Ministry and take the necessary precautionary measures.
aku baca news ni kat klinik opis aku...so harini aku dah dapatkan satu :)