When it first started Influenza A(H1N1) was known as swine flu.
Three students from SJK(C) Jalan Davidson at Jalan Hang Jebat were sicken by the flu.
The school has been closed for 1 week.
The first student got the flu after a holiday in Melbourne, Australia.
Then two classmates got the virus from their classmate who was sicken by the flu.
They were the 49th and 50th cases in Malaysia.
That was called local transmissions.
Local transmission of A(H1N1) virus means someone get the A(H1N1) virus from another person in Malaysia.
2100 students and staffs of the school had been home quarantined.
That means they must stay at home and they cannot visit public and crowded places.
We can try to avoid Influenza A(H1N1) by:
Avoid being in crowded places for example zoos, shopping malls, hospitals, cinemas and parks.
Wash your hands carefully using anti bacteria soap for example Dettol, Protex, Lifebouy and Antabax.
Cover your mouth when sneezing or coughing .
Wear a mask to cover your nose and mouth.
Take vitamin C and garlic to fight germs.
Take lots of water, fruit juice, tea and herb tea.
The Malaysian government is working hard to avoid the spreading of Influenza A(H1N1) virus in Malaysia.
KUALA LUMPUR: SJK (C) Jalan Davidson at Jalan Hang Jebat here has been closed for a week after two local transmissions of the influenza A(H1N1) virus were detected in the school.
Two other schools with infected students – SRK Assunta 2 in Petaling Jaya and SM Section 9 Shah Alam – will also be closed if authorities discover local transmission of the virus there.
Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said eight cases of the virus were confirmed yesterday, including five schoolchildren – an 11-year-old from SRK Assunta 2, a 16-year-old from SM Shah Alam, and three at Class 5 I of SJK(C) Jalan Davidson.
He said all 2,100 students and staff members of SJK(C) Jalan Davidson had been home quarantined, after the National Security Council chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin agreed to close the school until Friday.