Negeri Sembilan Sukma athletes infected with mumps recovered – Exco

SEREMBAN, Oct 8 (Bernama) –  Nine Negeri Sembilan women lawn bowlers who were infected by mumps virus at the Malaysia Games have fully recovered, says State Action Health, Environment, Cooperatives and Consumerism Committee chairman S. Veerapan.

He said all the athletes have recovered and no new infection were detected after monitoring was conducted by the committee.

“According to record, there were 75 cases of mumps recorded in Negeri Sembilan compared to 31 cases during the same period last year.

He told reporters after handing over hand sanitizers to 13 schools all over the state here today.

The sanitizer programme was aimed at reducing and controlling the spread hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in the state.

 -- BERNAMA

 






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UKM Hospital To Conduct Study On Potential Therapy For Leukaemia

By Durratul Ain Ahmad Fuad

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – A potentially effective treatment for patients with relapsed and refractory acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) is in the works.

ALL is a type of blood cancer in which the bone marrow makes too many lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell.

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s teaching facility Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz (HCTM) is collaborating with Plutonet Sdn Bhd on a study and clinical trial involving the Chimeric Antigen Receptor-T Cell (CAR-T) therapy, a revolutionary treatment found to be effective for ALL patients who cannot be treated with chemotherapy or are immune to it.

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