Cases Of Typhoid Fever On The Rise In Kuala Lumpur

20 10 2015

32 cases of typhoid fever were reported in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and the people are advised to be aware of what and where they eat.

(Please click here for Kenyataan Akhbar KPK: Peningkatan Kes Demam Kepialu di WP KL)

Bernama reported that Titiwangsa recorded the highest number of typhoid fever at 16 cases, followed by 8 cases in Kepong and four cases respectively in Lembah Pantai and Cheras.

So far there is no deaths caused by this fever.

“A person will experience fever for one to three weeks after consuming contaminated food or drinks,” said health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah as reported by Bernama.

Some of the symptoms of typhoid fever are fever, chills, exhaustion, headache, muscle weakness, rash with small red dots, skin rash, and weight loss.





Kenyataan Akhbar KPK: Peningkatan Kes Demam Kepialu di WP KL

20 10 2015

Posted on October 19, 2015

KENYATAAN AKHBAR

KETUA PENGARAH KESIHATAN MALAYSIA 

PENINGKATAN KES DEMAM KEPIALU DI WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN KUALA LUMPUR

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Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia ingin memaklumkan sejak minggu pertama bulan Ogos 2015, Jabatan Kesihatan Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur (JKWPKL) telah menerima notifikasi sebanyak tujuh (7) kes demam kepialu. Mereka merupakan buruh binaan yang tinggal di Cheras dan bekerja berdekatan pusat bandar. Seramai 2 daripada 10 kontak yang diperiksa juga didapati positif ujian dan mereka telah diberikan rawatan.

Semenjak itu, beberapa kes lagi telah dinotifikasikan dari beberapa buah hospital kerajaan dan swasta di Kuala Lumpur. Sehingga 18 Oktober 2015, jumlah kes terkumpul adalah sebanyak 32 kes. Daerah Titiwangsa mencatat bilangan kes tertinggi iaitu 16 kes, diikuti Kepong (8), Lembah Pantai (4) dan Cheras (4). Namun begitu tiada kematian dilaporkan.

Jabatan Kesihatan Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur (JKWPKL) sedang menjalankan penyiasatan epidemiologi di lapangan bagi mengetahui punca jangkitan yang menyebabkan kejadian demam kepialu berlaku. Hasil siasatan di lapangan masih belum dapat merumuskan punca jangkitan serta jenis makanan yang dimakan kerana tiada persamaan di antara kes-kes tersebut.

Bilik gerakan telah dibuka bagi menyelaras aktiviti penyiasatan dan kawalan. Sejumlah 37 orang kontak terdiri dari ahli keluarga, rakan sekerja dan pengendali makanan telah disaring dan 24 buah premis makanan diperiksa. Sejumlah 79 sampel najis dan 4 sampel bekalan air minum diambil bagi mengesan kehadiran bakteria ini. Setakat ini belum ada sampel yang dilaporkan positif Salmonella typhii. Pemeriksaan juga dijalankan di kilang-kilang pembekal ais. Di samping itu, aktiviti pemantauan dan kawalan melibatkan sistem pembekalan air telah dijalankan bagi memastikan kualiti bekalan air di WPKL bagi memastikan kualiti bekalan air di WPKL baik.

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Tifoid atau demam kepialu adalah penyakit yang disebabkan oleh bakteriaSalmonella typhii yang mencemari makanan atau minuman. Seseorang yang dijangkiti akan mengalami gejala di antara satu (1) hingga 3 minggu selepas mengambil makanan atau minuman tercemar. Gejala utama adalah keletihan, demam, sakit perut, sembelit dan sakit kepala. Pesakit juga boleh mengalami cirit-birit dan muntah. Jika tidak dirawat, gejala tersebut boleh berterusan sehingga beberapa minggu dan menyebabkan komplikasi seperti perdarahan dan kebocoran saluran penghadaman, keradangan otak, psikosis dan sebagainya. Mereka juga boleh menjadi pembawa bakteria ini tanpa menunjukkan sebarang gejala. Pembawa boleh menyebarkan bakteria melalui pengendalian makanan atau minuman.

Demam kepialu masih berlaku di beberapa kawasan di Malaysia yang mempunyai liputan bekalan air minum terawat dan penggunaan tandas sanitari yang rendah serta kebersihan persekitaran dan personal yang terabai. Jangkitan juga disumbang oleh pengendalian makanan yang tidak mengikut tatacara yang selamat dan sihat. Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur merupakan negeri yang sentiasa mencatat kejadian penyakit demam kepialu yang rendah setiap tahun. Kejadian demam kepialu bukanlah keadaan luar biasa di WPKL, dengan bilangan kes semenjak 5 tahun yang lalu adalah di antara tujuh (7) hingga 35 kes setahun.

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Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia ingin mengingatkan orang ramai supaya sentiasa memberikan perhatian tinggi terhadap tahap kebersihan makanan dan minuman yang diambil bagi mengelakkan jangkitan. Pilih kedai atau gerai makan yang bersih, termasuk juga pekerja-pekerja khususnya pengendali makanan yang bersih. Makanan yang panas dan baru dimasak perlu dijadikan pilihan utama. Kebersihan diri (personal hygiene) juga perlu diutamakan khususnya membasuh tangan sebelum makan, selepas makan dan selepas ke tandas. Dapatkan rawatan awal jika mengalami sebarang gejala demam kepialu bagi mengelakkan komplikasi.

Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia juga sedang berusaha keras menjalankan langkah-langkah pencegahan dan kawalan bagi mencegah penularan jangkitan penyakit ini. Sebarang perkembangan akan dimaklumkan dari masa ke semasa.

Sekian dan terima kasih.

 

DATUK DR. NOOR HISHAM BIN ABDULLAH

Ketua Pengarah Kesihatan Malaysia

19 Oktober 2015





From Kid To Kids: Too Much Sun Is Bad For Us

22 06 2014

During the very hot weather, the direct heat from the sun can be bad for our health.

So, if it gets too hot, kids like you and me should not play in the sun for a long time.

And if you want to go out, it is wise to wear a cap or a hat to cover your head from the sun to avoid sun stroke.

Wide-brimmed hats in light colours are better because they help keep the sun from warming our head and neck.

Wear light clothing such as cotton in light colours, not only we’ll feel more comfortable but they also help to avoid our body temperature from raising too high.

In this weather, we must avoid doing heavy exercise during daylight hours especially in direct sunlight.

Please drink lots of liquids like water and juice because that is a good way to prevent ourselves from dehydration.

Yummy strawberry yoghurt drink looks as good as its taste. To learn how to make this tasty drink, please click: Delicious Strawberry Yoghurt Drink Recipe-With Pictures.

Anyway, please avoid drinking too much carbonated drinks that have lots of sugar and try to drink something healthier like fresh young coconut water and fresh fruit juice which are not only very good for us but are also very tasty.

Fresh coconut water fresh from the coconut is yummy and very good for us.

Fresh coconut water fresh from the coconut is yummy and very good for us.

Lastly, please have a good rest and please get enough sleep.





The World’s Vanishing Glaciers – Photos By James Balog

22 07 2013
Birthday Canyon, Greenland Ice Sheet, Greenland, June 2009. Courtesy of James Balog

Birthday Canyon, Greenland Ice Sheet, Greenland, June 2009. Courtesy of James Balog

It is very sad to see what is happening to our planet Earth.

The glacial ice is melting in the Alps, Greenland, the Himalayas and in other parts of the world.

James Balog, an environmental photographer spent more than six years taking photographs to document the vanishing glaciers.

But do we care?

We have to do our part to take good care of our planet because it is our responsibilities to do so.

Please click here for more images:





Ayamas Products Withdrawn From Market

5 11 2012

A random test on processed food last week found traces of banned antibiotics in an Ayamas product.

So, the Sarawak Veterinary Authority banned all imports of Ayamas products with immediate effect because of the detection of the banned antibiotics known as Chloramphenico in a sample of chicken frankfurters.

Sarawak State Assistant Agriculture Minister Mong Dagang said “The antibiotics are not supposed to be used for human food. It is a banned substance in food production”.

Now I wonder if there are other brands of chicken products in Malaysia that also contained the antibiotic or other banned antibiotics?

I hope that the Health Minister will list out all the Ayamas products that contained the banned antibiotic.

Today NST reported that:

GEORGE TOWN: All Ayamas products with traces of banned antibiotics products has since been ordered to be withdrawn from the market.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Liow Tiong Lai said in Penang that his ministry had ordered for the withdrawal of the product penduct laboratory tests on the batch affected by the bacterial affection.

 Liow said he was now waiting for the laboratory results of the tests taken on the affected samples.

He however also added that other Ayamas products not affected by the bacterial infection could continue to be sold.








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