SHAH ALAM, Nov 14 — The Selangor State Health Department (JKNS) has detected a cholera case in Petaling, according to Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.
“The public is advised to only drink treated or boiled water, take care of personal hygiene, and do not eat raw or uncooked food,” he said on Twitter, today.
Cholera is an ‘acute enteric disease’ caused by the bacterium ‘vibrio cholerae’ and the initial symptoms include painless diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, which can lead to dehydration and death
As a preventive measure, JKNS has requested all medical practitioners to report confirmed cases of the outbreak to the district health offices (PKD) through the e-notification system within 24 hours.
Apart from that, they are also required to take stool culture and sensitivity tests for suspected cases of cholera.
Meanwhile, the PKDs are also urged to improve the monitoring of ‘acute gastroenteritis’ (AGE) at all clinics.