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Submitted by eyeonmiri on Sat, 2013-07-06 10:56. :: Eyes on Miri | Environment | Health | News & Events | Special interests
In a recent statistics report, Pujut has been declared a dengue outbreak zone in Miri due to increase of Dengue cases reported.
This is not the first time Pujut had been delcared a Dengue outbreak area. In 2009 to 2010 it has also been declared an outbreak zone. This is according to deputy health officer Dr Veronica Lugah from the Divisional Health Office. It is the first dengue outbreak recorded for 2013.
Pujut had 13 cases of dengue outbreak reported in June alone. This alerted the authorities to declare the outbreak zone.
Pujut Corner is the hotspot, and there are also cases in Pujut Anting, Pujut Rail and Pujut Tanjong Batu. Besides Pujut areas, there are also cases reported in Tudan, Permyjaya and Taman Tunku.
The Health Ministry had begun conducting a nationwide public health law enforcement operation to stem the dengue outbreak, those found to have Aedes breeding grounds within their premises could face stiff fines.
Sign & Symptoms of Dengue infection:
- High continous fever of 3 days or more
- Headache, backache and retrobital pain
- Abdominal pain, vomiting, loose stools
- Petechial haemorrhage and/or spontaneous bleeding
- Rash - generalized flushing/maculopapular/confluent rash with small islands of normal skin.
- Fall in platelet count that precedes or occurs simultaneously with a rise in the haematocrit
- Normal WBC or leucopenia with relative lymphocytosis
- Normal ESR (
Dengue virus infection may present in four different clinical syndromes:
- Undifferentiated fever
- Dengue fever
An acute febrile illness with sudden onset of fever with two or more of the following manifestations:
Headache, retro orbital pain, myalgia, arthralgia, skin rash, haemorrhagic manifestations and leucopenia.
AND Supportive serology (refer to lab diagnosis) OR
Occurance at the same location and time as other confirmed cases of DF.
It is known as 'breakbone fever' because of severe muscular pains. The fever maybe biphasic (i.e two separate episodes or waves of fever) Most patients recover after a few days.
- Dengue haemorrhagic
- An acute onset of fever followed by other symptoms resulting from thrombocytopenia, increased vascular permeability and haemorrhagic manifestations.
- Dengue Shock Syndrome
- Supervenes in a small proportion of cases. Severe hypotension develops, requiring urgent medical treatment to correct hypovolaemia. Without appropriate treatment, 40%-50% of cases are fatal. While with timely therapy, the mortality rate is 1% or less.
Hepatomegaly, pleural effusion, ascites, bleeding in any forms, unusual neurological presentations include mononeuropathies, polyneuropathies, encephalitis and transverse myelitis.
Encephalopathy occurs occasionally and may result from liver failure or electrolyte imbalances and sometimes shock which may lead to death.
Specific treatment : None
Advise rest, drink plenty of fluids and take regular painkillers (e.g. Paracetamol or Ibuprofen) to relieve symptoms of fever or aching
- Fluid replacement (Plenty of oral or IV fluids),
- Blood transfusion ( packed red cells) in significant bleeding,
- Platelet transfusion is generally avoided unless there is significant bleeding regardless of the severity of thrombocytopenia or platelet count < 10,000/mm3 with impending or established CNS bleed or continuous bleeding from pre-existing peptic ulcer and Antipyretic for fever.
Source : MyHealth.gov.my
Submitted by eyeonmiri on Sat, 2013-06-29 13:54. :: Eyes on Miri | News & Events | Rants | Technology
Because of the unexpected power disruption last 27th this month, messages are circulating around the internet and social sites that there are notices for a Bintulu interruption tomorrow Sunday (30th June) from 9am to 5pm.
The disruption last Thursday caused a state-wide power failure around 4.30 in the afternoon until 9pm for some parts and 11pm for other parts of town. The power disruption is said to be caused by a trip in the Bintulu power station.
The 27th June disruption also caused MiriResortCity.com to go down for that period of time.
Because this new notice involves Bintulu power station, there is a chance it might affect Miri, so while we're unsure, it would be wise to take some precautions.
WARNING: This may or may not be the case - businesses in Miri have not received the notice from Sarawak Energy, so this post is just an advisory and is not to be taken as a notice of things to come - it may well not happen.
Submitted by eyeonmiri on Sat, 2013-06-15 10:23. :: Eyes on Miri | News & Events | Special interests | Tourism
MIRI: Malindo Air, Malaysia's first hybrid airline, made its maiden landing at the Miri Airport at 10.20am from KL International Airport (KLIA). The flight - Boeing 737 900-ER carring 150 passengers took two hours and 10 minutes to arrive in Miri.
These flights are set to continue on a daily basis starting Mid-June, departing KLIA - Miri at 8.10am and from Miri - KLIA at 11.05am.
Malindo Air, which started operations on March 22, offers complimentary flight entertainment, in-flight snacks, 20kg luggage allowance for economy class passengers and 30kg luggage allowance for business class passengers.
Malindo Air is a joint venture between Nadi of Malaysia and Indonesia's Lion Air, based in Malaysia
For more information or to make a booking, call +603 7841 5388, visit MalindoAir.com or your preferred travel agent.
Submitted by eyeonmiri on Wed, 2013-06-05 09:16. :: Eyes on Miri | News & Events | Special interests
The Malaysia Record-breakingexhibition, originally set to end on May 31, was extended to enable more visitors to view the Malaysia Book of Records’ (MBR) longest philately line. Only part of the record-breaking 69,689-metre philately materials will be exhibited, however. The extension is to give the opportunity for philately enthusiasts to view the exhibition, once they had come back to Miri the Gawai Dayak holidays.
The exhibition opens daily from 10am to 6pm.
Items on display include postage stamps, first day covers and postcards, some of which date back to Rajah James Brooke’s era. They were contributed by 35 individuals and six groups – including from the from SK Anchi, Miri Hospital, Sedidik Lembah Hijau’s kindergarten and Pustaka Miri.