Boy, 11, dies due to food poisoning

IPOH, June 6  (Bernama) -- An 11-year-old boy died due to food poisoning at the Seri Manjung Hospital yesterday.

Perak Health Department director  Dr Ding Lay Ming said the boy and six other family members suffered effects of food poisoning from 1am to 5am on Friday before seeking treatment at a private clinic the same day.

Besides the usual symptoms of stomach ache, diarrhoea, vomiting, dehydration, fatigue and fever, she said one of them suffered fits.

"Four of them including the boy were admitted to the  Seri Manjung Hospital on Saturday (June 2) but  the boy died of complications while receiving treatment yesterday," she said in a statement today.

Dr Ding said the three others were in stable condition and recovering.

She added that the department received a report on the case involving the family who lived in  Kampung Changkat Chermin, Ayer Tawar on Saturday. 

"This is an isolated incident, The cause is still investigation," she said.





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By Siti Radziah Hamzah

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Imagine how you would feel if you wake up one morning in the house you have lived with your family for about 30 years and you are not able to recognise your surroundings. You look at the mirror and ask yourself, “Who am I, where am I?”

This is one of many symptoms indicating that you may have dementia, a debilitating disease that takes away the ability to retain memory, think clearly, behave normally and perform everyday activities.

Dementia is an increasingly common disease affecting ageing populations in especially low- and middle-income countries where access to social protection, services, support and care is limited. 



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