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Influenza A H1N1 News Update 6th July 2009

7-6-2009 8-54-48 PM

 

313 CLOSE CONTACTS OF INFLUENZA A H1N1 COMPLETED QUARANTINE

As of today, a total of 313 close contacts of Influenza A H1N1 have completed their quarantine period whilst 67 confirmed cases have completed treatment for the infection.

Meanwhile, as of 4pm today, the Ministry of Health has confirmed 22 new cases of Influenza A (H1N1), bringing the total in the country to 164 cases. Of the 18 cases reported yesterday, 4 cases have travel history to neighbouring countries, 3 are local cases whilst investigations are still on-going for the remaining 11 cases.

With the start of the new school term today, the Ministry of Health reminds the public, especially parents and guardians to continuously monitor the health of their children and if possible, to check their body temperatures and health condition before sending them to school. For children with symptoms of Influenza A H1N1, parents and guardians are advised:

  • Not to send the child to school.

  • To immediately bring them to seek medical attention.

  • Not to send them to extracurricular activities, extra classes or tuition classes.

  • To keep them isolated from other family members and friends.

  • Not to bring them to public places including shopping malls and recreational parks.

  • Not to bring them to family gatherings and functions.

 

Source: Ministry of Health

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