42 new food poisoning cases reported in Baling, Kedah

ALOR SETAR, Oct 9 (Bernama) -- A total of 42 new cases of food poisoning suspected to be due to contaminated 'laksa' purchased at a premises in Kupang, Baling have been recorded.

Health Director-General Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah in a statement said that this took the tally  to 61 cases with two deaths so far.

"The new cases were recorded in Kedah (14 cases), Perak (seven) and Selangor (21), where all were reported to have suffered similar symptoms. The findings showed that symptomatic patients had consumed the laksa sold at the premises in Kupang," he said.

He said 21 patients has been warded, while 38 others received outpatient treatment.

Dr Noor Hisham said the Kedah State Health Department had conducted a detailed examination of the premises that sold the laksa, and found that it had no relation to reports of contaminated Iceberg Lettuce gone viral on social media recently.

He said the Health Ministry was still awaiting the results of food samples sent to the lab, adding that stool samples of patients tested positive for 'Salmonella spp'.





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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