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IMPORTANT : H1N1 NOTICE!
We have listed below the ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ (FAQs) on H1N1. Please read through for your own understanding and also please respond accurately if you receive any queries from students, parents and public.
Q1. Are any of UTP students infected with Influenza A(H1N1)?
Ans: No confirmed cases. Six (6) throat swab were taken on 27 July 2009 by Perak Tengah Health Department, however until 30 July 09, the results has not been announced yet.
Q2: Is it true that UTP will be closed in the nearest time?
Ans: UTP Management is monitoring the Influenza Like Illness (ILI) trend. If the cases reach 100, the University will be closed after consultation from Perak Tengah Health Department.
Q3: What has UTP done to mitigate the spread of ILI?
Ans: Students will be quarantined if they show severe ILI symptoms such high fever (>37.5 deg C). Stringent access control is being imposed, food & beverages is supplied and in-house doctor is monitoring their health conditions daily. For those who show mild symptoms, 2 days medical leave will be given and they were instructed to stay at their respective room with strict precautions. All student activities outside campus has been reviewed and external visits (i.e. school visit) has been cancelled. Surface disinfection works at public areas is on-going and face masks has been distributed to all staff & students.
Q4: What is the advice to the suspected ILI?
Ans: Don’t panic and seek medical attention from UTP in-house clinic immediately. Cover your mouth and nose appropriately and avoid going to crowded places.
Q5: What is the advice to the students who have been instructed to undergo home-quarantine?
Ans: Refer to the attached ‘UTP Home Isolation Guidelines’.
Q6: Where can parents get latest information of the status?
Ans: Operation room; Tel: 05-368 8442/ 43; In-house Clinic: Tel No: 05-3687200/ 01.
Q7: Can parents take their affected ILI son/daughter back home?
Ans: Not advisable since they will spread the disease to the public, however it will be allowed if their parents take strict precautions and use private transportation.
H1N1 Update on 30th July 2009
UTP Home Isolation Guidences
Wan Tarmizi Wan Ismail
Health, Safety & Environment Department
Cum Secretary UTP Pandemic Influenza Task Force
IMPORTANT : INFLUENZA A (H1N1) ADVISORY #2 New!
The State Health Dept has instructed UiTM, Seri Iskandar to be closed for a week beginning 22/7/09 due to wide spread Influenza Liked Illnesses (ILI). 10 students who were randomly tested have been confirmed positive to be infected with H1N1 virus. Due to close proximity of the campus and UTP, the University Management has taken some mitigation steps to protect the health and safety of students, employees and their families. Staff and students are requested to cooperate in all mitigation measures imposed by the Management. We would like to reiterate the following advisory and thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
1. Practice personal hygiene, especially washing of hands with soap and water after sneezing and coughing as this will remove germs from the skin and prevent diseases from spreading. It is advisable to cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or handkerchief when sneezing or coughing.
2. Avoid going to public and crowded places where the possibility of spread of the virus is very high. This includes weekend outings in Ipoh and surrounding areas. Avoid going out of campus unless it is necessary to do so.
3. Report immediately to UTP in-house clinic if you have any following symptoms: fever, fatigue, muscle/joint ache, cough, cold/running nose, sneezing, sore throat or headache. Advise roommates and classmates who are showing similar symptoms to seek immediate medical attention.
4. Report immediately to UTP HSE if you have been in contact with confirmed cases of H1N1 within the last 7 days, including possible contact with UiTM students and staff.
HSE Department will update the students should there be any significant new developments.
The contact person at UTP are:
Dr. Hjh Saadah Bt Hj Idris Samadi
Direct Line: 05-3687201 / 7200
A.P. Dr Mohd Noh B Karsiti
Director of Post Graduate Studies
cum UTP Influenza A (H1N1) Task Force Chairman
Direct Line: 05 368 8585
Wan Tarmizi B Wan Ismail
Manager of HSE Department
cum UTP Influenza A (H1N1) Task Force Secretary
Direct Line: 05 368 8261/63
Fax: 05- 365 4075
Please read the articles below for more information :
HSE Department, UTP