05 Jun 2009
Singapore has confirmed two more cases of Influenza A (H1N1-2009). Both of them have relatively mild symptoms and are in stable condition
The 14th Confirmed Case
4. Upon arrival, she went home by taxi from the airport. She developed symptoms in the afternoon of 3 Jun. The next day, she consulted a GP in the evening. She was referred to TTSH via a 993 ambulance and admitted to CDC for further assessment that night. Laboratory results confirmed her infection at 1530 hours on 5 Jun.
5. Malaysian MOH has also informed us of two confirmed cases arising from SQ25 on 1 Jun. The two were foreign passengers arrived in Singapore on 1 Jun and left for Malaysia KL on 3 Jun.
7. In view of that there are six confirmed cases related to SQ25 on 1 Jun, passengers on board SQ25 on 1 Jun (New York to Singapore via Frankfurt) are advised to monitor their health closely till 8 Jun. Should they be unwell, they are advised to go to CDC immediately for an assessment using the 993 ambulance.
Update on the 12th Confirmed Case
9. The case had developed symptoms on 30 May while he was in Melbourne. He was not picked up by the thermal scanner at Changi Airport as he did not have fever then. He was met by his friend at the airport who drove him to a hotel for an overnight stay as he wanted to isolate himself from his family. On 2 Jun, he took a taxi to a GP clinic in the morning and then went back to the hotel. He later checked out from the hotel and took a taxi to his sister's residence where he remained for the whole day. On 3 Jun, he went to the same GP clinic with a family member by MRT in the morning. He then returned to his sister's residence, and stayed there the whole day. On 4 Jun, a 993 ambulance was called to send him to TTSH ED at about 12 noon. Laboratory results confirmed his infection at 1925 hours on 4 June, and he was admitted to CDC.
Advice from MOH
11. For people who are unable to avoid travelling to affected areas, they should:
• Avoid crowded areas and contact with anyone who appears unwell.
• Maintain high standards of personal hygiene at all times.
• MOH also advised travellers to see a doctor as soon as possible if they feel unwell overseas and refrain from travelling until certified fit by the doctor.
8. MOH is monitoring the situation closely and will update the public on any new developments. For more information on Influenza A (H1N1-2009), please access MOH’s website at www.moh.gov.sg, call our hotline at 1800-333 9999, or visit www.flu.gov.sg.
MINISTRY OF HEALTH