Hepatitis A: 27 residents admitted to hospital

Twenty-seven people including eight childen from Kampung Basong and Kampung Pasir Dula have been admitted to the Hulu Terengganu Hospital (HTT) after they were suspected to have contracted Hepatitis A.

Terengganu Health director Dr Anuwa Sulaiman said five others from the same two kampungs were given outpatient treatment.

“All the patients, aged beteen two and 50, are reported to be in stable condition,” he told Bernama.

He said the outbreak first surfaced three days before Aidiladha( Nov 6) with the latest case detected yesterday.

He said the symptoms were determined to be that of Hepatitis A and not Leptospirosis (rat urine disease).

One of the victims, Norain Nabila Rasyid, 17, who is due to sit for the Sijil Pelajaran Examination (SPM) examination tomorrow, said she was dissapointed this had to happen because it affected her preprations for the examination.

– Bernama