Malaysia Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak has contracted the E.coli infection. The Prime Minister’s Office said in a twitter posting the prime minister was infected with the bacteria during his many tours to flood-hit areas last week.
The statement said , Najib has been advised to rest and will return to work as soon as possible.
Najib had just returned from Bangkok where he met Thai Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-o-cha on Saturday to thank him for Thailand’s contributions during the recent floods.
Najib in response said he would monitor the flood situation from his home.
E. coli is abbreviated from Escherichia coli, and is a bacteria normally found in the intestines.
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It is usually transmitted by eating bacteria-infected food or swallowing contaminated water.
Most types of E. coli are harmless, and some can cause diarrhea. In its worst type, such as E. coli O157:H7, it can cause kidney failure and even death, with children being the most vulnerable.
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