23 Jun 2009
Singapore has confirmed another 26 new cases (169th to 194th cases) of Influenza A (H1N1-2009), comprising 10 local cases and 16 cases with travel history. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Singapore to 194.
2 The Pandemic Preparedness Clinics (PPC) are gearing up to help manage and treat suspect Influenza A (H1N1-2009) patients. Supplies of Personal Protection Equipment (PPEs) and Tamiflu have been dispatched to these clinics. These clinics can be recognized by the “H1N1-ready” decal. The PPCs are located island-wide to ensure that Singaporeans have easy access to medical assessment and prompt treatment for influenza-like illness. The public can go to HPB website (www.street-directory.com/hpb.ppc/) or MOH website (www.moh.gov.sg) to locate the nearest PPC to them.
3 When the network of PPC clinics is activated, members of the public who develop flu-like symptoms or influenza-like illness (e.g. fever, cough, sore-throat, runny nose) will be advised to go to the nearest PPC or polyclinic for initial assessment and treatment. Depending on the severity of their illness and other risk factors, they may be referred to the hospital for further management. However, people who are pregnant, on active cancer treatment or on kidney dialysis, are advised to contact their regular specialist(s) should they develop flu-like symptoms as the illness may complicate their underlying conditions.
DETAILS OF NEW CASES
BREAKDOWN OF TOTAL CONFIRMED CASES (AS AT 23 JUN)
Breakdown by source of infection
Breakdown of cases by age
4 Those who are planning to travel should check the MOH website for the latest update on the list of countries with confirmed cases and/or exported H1N1 cases so that they can make considered decisions on whether to proceed with their travel plans. 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.