Tuesday, June 09, 2009

H1N1 - FALSE ALARM


UPDATE

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) would like to announce that the team manager of the team in question has confirmed that a player of his team had been taken in at a hospital in Johor Bahru and held overnight for observation.

The player has now been officially declared cleared and has been discharged from the hospital.

During the remainder of the Standard Chartered Bank FIH Men’s Junior World Cup, only official FIH Press Releases issued by the FIH and signed by the Tournament Director Bj√∂rn Isberg can be treated by the media as official information.





The Junior World Cup may have its first H1N1 casualty as South Korea’s Kang Hyun Woo was admitted to the Sultanah Aminah Hospital in Johor Bahru after showing symptoms of the virus.

And since he has to be quarantined for 10 days, the player will miss the rest of the tournament. He was fielded against USA on Sunday but did not play against Malaysia on Monday night

The goalkeeper had fever and stomachache and approached the medical centre headed by Dr. Kamarul Hashimi. He underwent preliminary tests and had fever o 38 degree Celsius, thus the decision to admit him to the hospital was taken. The player is now under quarantine at the hospital according to sources from the hospital.

“ Since he had the symptoms associated with the virus, we have adhered to the instructions to admit him,” said MHF Hon. Secretary Hashim Yusof.

“His condition will be monitored and since he came from overseas, we have to take all the precautions.There is no need to panic as we have taken all the necessary steps.”

The room mate of the player is also expected to be closely monitored and should he show any symptoms, then he is also expected to be quarantined.