Tuesday, June 23, 2009

H1N1 Status in Singapore

And if you think Singapore is in a better condition where the flu is concerned, it is on the contrary.

A(H1N1) spreads in Singapore

SINGAPORE: The island republic confirmed another 26 new cases of Influenza A(H1N1) on Monday, comprising 17 local cases and nine cases with travel history, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 168.

In a statement Tuesday, its Health Ministry said it appeared that community spread had gathered momentum with more cases from local transmission reported.

The ministry said it was gearing up local polyclinics and a few hundred general practitioners to treat suspected cases, and these clinics would help to manage patients with influenza-like illness as the government moved from containment into mitigation mode.

The 17 new local cases involved those who attended a church function, an entertainment club and a religious camp.

The nine patients had travelled to Australia, Britain, Canada, the Philippines and the United States. -- Bernama

Source: The Star


  1. Haih...in Malaysia..the H1N1 problem is also escalating. Hopefully it will not become worse. if not we will be in deep shit with closure and quarantines here and there. =(

  2. Yay! I'm the first commenter. :D

  3. Scary, yeah?

    FC, yes!