KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 5 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak who has been making visits to flood-affected areas in the country has been diagnosed with E.coli (Escherichia coli) bacteria, according to a tweet by the Prime Minister’s Office, today. In the message, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said doctors who treated the Prime Minister have advised him to rest.
“The Prime Minister will resume his duties soon,” said the PMO. Meanwhile, Najib via his official Twitter account @NajibRazak said he would continue to monitor the flood situation from his residence. E.coli can result in diarrhea, vomiting, fever and dehydration while severe dehydration, especially among children, can result in death. Najib had recently visited flood victims in Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang and Perak.