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A/H1N1 flu cases rise to 42 in Malaysia

2009-06-20 05:06:46 GMT2009-06-20 13:06:46 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 (Xinhua) -- Malaysia confirmed seven new A/H1N1 flu cases Saturday morning, bringing the country's total number to 42.

The Malaysian Health Ministry said a locally transmitted case was among the seven latest cases, but did not disclose more details.

An 11-year-old local girl from a school in Kuala Lumpur was also among the new infected patients, according to the ministry.

The girl had just returned home after a holiday trip to Melbourne with her grandmother who had been confirmed as the 30th case in the country on Friday.

The girl went to school the following day, resulting in the home quarantine of her classmates.

Malaysian Health Minister Liow Tiong Lai told reporters at his ministry on Saturday that the Malaysian health authorities were checking if students from other classes and teachers had close contact with the girl.

The Malaysian Health Ministry Friday announced eight more A/H1N1 flu cases in the country, but all were imported cases, including four people arriving here from Melbourne, Australia.

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