Saturday, September 15, 2007

Rubella outbreak in Klang Valley?

What outbreak? What's Rubella?

Picked this up from Uncle Lim's blog where a University of Malaya internal email has warned their staff/students about the Rubella virus which has infected a number of students:-

Date: Sun, 09 Sep 2007 13:03:23 +0800
From: International & Corporate Relations Office
To: uminfo@list.um.edu.my
Subject: [Uminfo] RUBELLA ON CAMPUS
YBhg. Dato’/Datuk/Datin/Profesor/Tuan/Puan,

Please be informed that a number of students had been infected with Rubella, an infectious disease caused by a virus. A main concern with the rubella disease is the effect it has on pregnant ladies as it can be very harmful to the foetus. Therefore, it is imperative for staff and students who are pregnant to seek consultation at the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clinic at the University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC).

The symptoms of Rubella are fever and rashes. Apart from that, there may also be:
1. Conjunctivitis
2. Sore throat
3. Headache
4. Nausea
5. Tenderlymphadenopathy (particularly behind the ear areas - posterior auricular and suboccipital lymph nodes)

The University Management has taken several steps to address this issue and would like to seek lecturers’ assistance to inform and advise students of the above.

Thank you.
************************************************
International & Corporate Relations Office (ICR)
Level 1, Chancellery Building
University of Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur
MALAYSIA
Tel: 603-7967 3273 / 3423 / 3575 / 3334
Fax: 7956 0027
E-mail: icr@um.edu.my
Website: http://www.um.edu.my/

In that case, I would appreciate if blog readers who has friends/contacts in University of Malaya to verify the seriousness of the situation there and then share with us here. And if you are lazy to comment back here, at least inform your friend/contact to be careful if it's true.
Tags: Rubella, Rubella Outbreak, University of Malaya, Rubella Virus, Rubella Disease, Pregnant Ladies, Foetus, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clinic, Health, University Malaya Medical Centre

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2 Comments:

Anonymous joy said...

A few years back I had my blood tested for several things because I wanted to be a blood donor. Rubella was one of the things they tested for. Since I was given the clear, I started donating blood.

joy
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16 September, 2007 07:16  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

nobody responded to this blog posting. either the news was false or none of my readers knew anybody from that university

18 September, 2007 18:32  

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