New Features on MySejahtera – Infectious Diseases Tracker

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  • UPDATE the MySejahtera app to the latest version to be able to use the new features
  • Open the MySejahtera App. Tap ‘Close’ button on the top right corner.
  • Select “Infectious Disease Tracker”

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  • Now the app is able to detect Hotspots for Diseases in your area
  • Enter your location in the Search box and hit ‘Done’.

Infectious disease tracker mysejahtera

  • You will see a list of infectious diseases with the number of active cases within a certain radius in the last number of days.
  • Be more vigilant if cases are traced near you.


COVID-19

Covid-19 is transmitted by direct contact with infectious droplets or airborne spread such as sneeze, cough, surfaces with the virus.

Covid-19 Prevention

  • Wash your hands with soap and water frequently
  • Practice physical distancing
  • Use mask
  • Do not touch your nose, mouth, eyes with unclean hands
  • Avoid crowded and confined spaces, close conversation

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Dengue

  • There were 20 deaths in 2021 and 145 deaths in 2020 in Malaysia due to dengue.
  • Dengue is spread through the bite of a infected female Aedes mosquito.

Dengue Prevention

  • Use mosquito repellent
  • Use mosquito net
  • Regular fumigation
  • Get rid of stagnant water
  • Wear sleeved clothes

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Rabies

  • Rabies is a deadly virus spread to people usually from the bite of an infected animal such as dog, bat, fox, skunk, cat. 
  • Be vigilant about animal carriers. Infected animals usually show no fear for humans and act very agitated.
  • Vaccinating dogs can break rabies transmission.
  • Seek medical treatment immediately if bitten. The virus spreads through the central nervous system, without appropriate medical care, the virus can cause inflammation of the brain and eventually death.

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Measles

It is a highly contagious infectious disease cause by virus. Measles is transmitted by direct contact with infectious droplets or airborne spread from mouth, nose or throat.

Symptoms usually develop 10–12 days after exposure to an infected person and last 7–10 days. High fever, body rash/ red spots, cough, runny nose, sensitive eyes are symptoms of measles. It could also cause complications like lung, brain, ear infection.

Measles Prevention

  • MMR vaccination
  • Stay away from infected people 


Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD)

Children Below 5 years old are most likely to get HFMD. It is spread in coughs, sneezes, poo and the fluid in the blisters, contact with contaminated objects and surfaces.

Symptoms 

  • Painful sores in mouth, rash with red spots or blisters on palms, soles of feet, buttocks and genital area.
  • sore throat, fever, lack of energy.

HFMD Prevention

  • Frequent hand washing with soap and water
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects like toys, utensils
  • Avoid close contact with sick people
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands


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