Malaysian Swine Flu

Why is A (H1N1) death rate in Malaysia four times the global case fatality rate?

Health Minister Datuk Liow Tiong Lai should explain why Malaysia’s A (H1N1) death rate is four times the global case fatality rate.

Malaysia’s death toll from A (H1N1) flu has topped 56 since the first fatality three weeks ago.

The influenza A (H1N1) mortality rate in Malaysia is close to 2% instead of the 0.1% to 0.4% as estimated by the Health Ministry. It reflects an unusual phenomenon. Without finding out the crux of the problem, assuming that 5 million of people are infected, probably 100,000 of them will die, instead of 5,000 to 28,000 as estimated by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Full and satisfactory explanations are warranted from Liow.

Lim Kit Siang
MP for Ipoh Timor
14 August 2009
Petaling Jaya

MySinchew 2009.08.14

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~ by Joel on August 18, 2009.

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