Recently, MySejahtera added a new Infectious Disease Tracker feature in version 1.1.9 of the app, whereby it detects hotspots near the user that has infectious disease cases. Now, the feature has been upgraded to provide even more data, this time to include cases of Tuberculosis (TB).
In case you’re not familiar, TB is a contagious bacterial infection which spreads through inhaling tiny droplets from the coughs or sneezes of an infected person. It mainly affects the lungs, but it can affect any part of the body, including the tummy (abdomen), glands, bones and nervous system.
Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin yesterday announced via Twitter that moving forward, MySejahtera will be showing nearby TB cases. Hence, the Infectious Disease Tracker feature of the app will now show cases of these infectious diseases nearby the user:
- Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
The data of these cases are sourced from the health departments at the state and districts levels. Previously, we reported on how MySejahtera urged Malaysians to update the app to its latest version to enable the feature.
Moreover, MySejahtera has also assured the public that the feature is safe and would not jeopardise on users' privacy. It will not be sharing or use any personal data.
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