Malaysia's swine flu related deaths rising as ministers continue to debate the merit of identifying 'hotspot' to control its spread.

Malaysia's swine flu related deaths rising as ministers continue to debate the merit of identifying 'hotspot' to control its spread.

MALAYSIA’S health ministry says six more people infected with swine flu have died bringing the death toll related to the virus to 62.

The Health Ministry says in a Sunday statement two boys and a man have died of pneumonia. All three have tested positive for the H1N1 virus. Another three people died Saturday.

Meanwhile Muhyiddin said government would not identifying influenza A (H1N1) “hot spots” as a viable way to control the spread of the sickness.

Muhyiddin said he had spoken to Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai and informed him that such a move would be counter-productive.

“No country has made known to its citizens specific areas which are deemed as A (H1N1) ‘hot spots’. It is unlike haze where we can detect red spots on the map due to raging fires.

“In the case of A (H1N1), it is not a viable option as the public may let down their guard in non-affected areas.

“The sickness has transcended borders and not just contained in certain areas,” he said after opening the Kuantan, Indera Mahkota and Paya Besar Umno divisions delegates’ meeting yesterday.