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Influenza A H1N1 News Update 9th July 2009

7-9-2009 8-06-24 PM

32 new cases of Influenza A H1N1

The Ministry of Health has reported that 650 close contacts of Influenza A H1N1 have completed their quarantine since the infection was first detected in the country. Meanwhile a total of 123 confirmed cases of Influenza A H1N1 have completed their treatment or have been discharged from hospital. For the remaining 100 cases who are still undergoing treatment, 86 cases are being treated in their own homes whilst the remainder are treated  in the normal isolation wards in the hospitals.
In the meantime, at 4 pm today, the Ministry of Health has confirmed 32 new cases of Influenza A H1N1, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 239.
The Ministry of Health continues to remind 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.

For general enquiries on Influenza A H1N1, the public can contact Healthline 145 during office hours or 8220991 outside working hours.

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