After his bout of E.coli infection, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib lamented that being ill and confined to bed was something he hated and didn't want to go through ever again. According to Mingguan Malaysia, PM Najib said: “I was supposed to come to Pekan earlier but I am also a victim of the floods. Even though I am not qualified for aid, but I can still be considered a victim because I was infected by E. coli recently.
According to news reports, Najib was infected due to suspected food poisoning after he visit flood victims. Fortunately, he managed to recovered last week.
He shared that during his inspections, he ate and drank what flood victims consumed and put himself at risk of infection. From this experience, it reminded him of the importance to take care of our health and cleanliness when dealing withdisasters.
E.Coli is a bacteria found in human intestines and can lead to mild or severe diarrhoea. Humans are infected after consuming water or food contaminated by human or animal shit .