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Influenza A H1N1 News Update 10th July 2009

7-10-2009 8-42-24 PM


The Ministry of Health has reported that for the 239 cases of Influenza A H1N1 confirmed until yesterday, 128 cases have been discharged from hospital or completed their treatment and a total of 774 close contacts of the cases have completed their quarantine. For the 111 cases still undergoing treatment, 11 are being treated at normal isolation wards at the hospitals whilst the remainder are undergoing treatment at their own homes or quarantine centres.

Meanwhile, until 4 pm today, the Ministry of Health has not confirmed any new cases of Influenza A H1N1 but according to RTB news and the stats board on the Ministry of Health website, there were 16 confirmed cases today. (text taken from Reedz )

The Ministry of Health continues to remind the public that although Influenza A H1N1 infection has been found to be mild so far, it can cause complications in pregnant women or patients with chronic diseases such as:

  • Chronic lung diseases;
  • Chronic heart diseases;
  • Chronic kidney diseases;
  • Chronic liver diseases;
  • Chronic neurological diseases;
  • Immunosuppression; and
  • Diabetes Mellitus.

Cooperation from the public particularly hospital visitors is therefore sought to prevent the spread of the infection to patients currently treated in the hospitals. Public is thus reminded to follow visiting regulations at the hospitals: 

  • To only visit during the stipulated visiting times.
  • To limit 2 visitors per patient.
  • Not to bring children aged 12 years and below to visit patients at the hospital.
  • To use masks when visiting.

Those who have just returned from overseas are also advised not to visit patients in the hospitals in the first seven days of their return. Similar advice is also given to those showing symptoms of influenza.
For general enquiries on Influenza A H1N1, the public can contact Healthline 145 during office hours or 8220991 outside working hours.

Source: Ministry Of Health

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