PETALING JAYA - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak (pic) has come down with an E.coli infection after making visits to flood-affected areas in the country.
The Prime Minister's Office official Twitter account posted on Monday that Najib had received doctor's treatment and would be taking a short break before resuming his duties.
"PM @NajibRazak terkena jangkitan E.Coli semasa lawat kwsn banjir. Doktor nasihat supaya berehat. Beliau akn kembali bertugas secepat mungkin. (Prime Minister @NajibRazak was infected by E.coli during his visits to flood-affected areas. Doctors have advised for him to rest. He will return to his duties as soon as possible)," the tweet read.
Meanwhile in a tweet from his personal account, @NajibRazak, Najib said that he would be monitoring the flood relief efforts from his home.
"I will continue to monitor the efforts from home," said Najib.
E.coli or the Escherichia coli (E.coli) is a bacteria that is widely found in the human intestine.
Although most strains are harmless, certain strains can cause mild to severe food poisoning symptoms.
Infection is through exposure with contaminated water or food.