12 Jun 2009
Singapore has confirmed six more cases of Influenza A (H1N1-2009), bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 27. To date, two more patients (8th and 16th cases) have been discharged, bringing the total number of discharged patients to 15. The remaining 12 patients (15th, 17th – 27th cases) are still in the hospital and their conditions remain stable.
The 22nd and 23rd Confirmed Cases
The 24th Confirmed Case
The 25th Confirmed Case
The 26th and 27th Confirmed Cases
o 51 to 55 on Qantas Airways QF9 at 2115 hours on 11 June
All close contacts identified will be quarantined and provided with antiviral prophylaxis.
Update on 19th – 21st Cases
8. For the 19th confirmed case involving a 21-year-old female Singapore Permanent Resident who returned to Singapore from Melbourne on 9 June 09, MOH has identified 38 close contacts on the flight, of whom seven had entry records into Singapore. All seven passengers comprising 5 Singaporeans and 2 foreigner have been placed under HQOs, which ends on 16 June 09. Two household contacts of the case have also been placed under HQOs. Their period of quarantine ends on 17 June 09. We have informed our IHR counterparts of 31 passengers who were out of Singapore.
9. For the 20th confirmed case involving a 17-year-old Singaporean male who returned to Singapore from Los Angeles via Hong Kong on 7 June 09, five household contacts and one social contact of the case have been served with HQOs. The five household contacts will end their quarantine on 17 June while the social contact will end quarantine on 16 June. There is no contact tracing for close contacts on the flight as the case’s onset of symptoms was more than 24 hrs after disembarkation.
10. For the 21st confirmed case involving a 21-year-old male Indonesian who returned to Singapore from Melbourne on 9 June 09, MOH has identified two close contacts on the flight of which one is a foreign passenger with entry record into Singapore. He has been placed on HQO and it will end on 17 June 09. We will inform WHO and our IHR counterparts of the other foreign passenger who is out of Singapore. Two household contacts of the case were identified and they have been placed under quarantine, which will end on 18 June 09.
11. MOH is monitoring the situation closely and will keep the public informed on any new developments. MOH wishes to remind those who have returned from overseas travel to seek prompt medical attention, when they develop flu-like symptoms. This will reduce the likelihood of their transmitting any infection to their family members, friends and the community. 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.
Source : http://www.moh.gov.sg/mohcorp/pressreleases.aspx?id=22156