Infection

2 ZIKA-INFECTED PREGNANT S'PORE MOTHERS GIVE BIRTH TO HEALTHY BABIES

Mainstream media reported that 2 of the expectant mothers who were infected with zika while pregnant have given birth to healthy babies with no signs of microcephaly. The Singapore Ministry of Health reported that there were currently no reported cases of zika-linked microcephaly in Singapore. As for the other 15 pregnant mothers infected with zika, they are closely monitoring baby developments and doctors are supporting them closely with follow ups and counselling.

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S'POREAN ANDROID USERS FALL VICTIM TO MALWARE THAT STEALS YOUR MONEY

On Tuesday morning, the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) issued a warning against an unofficial Whatsapp software update malware which infects Android smartphone users. Since September, the malware has infected 50 smartphone users who used mobile banking services.

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SGH RECALLING RENAL PATIENTS FOR SCREENING 4 MONTHS AFTER DEADLY HEPATITIS C OUTBREAK

SGH announced that it is investigating a cluster of Hepatitis C infections in its renal ward. In total, 22 patients who were hospitalised between April and June 2015 had been infected with Hepatitis C. Out of which 4 patients had passed away, with another death under review. SGH is now contacting all patients who were admitted to Wards 64A and 67 from January to June for Hepatitis C screening.

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HEALTH MINISTER GAN: I AM GRAVELY DISAPPOINTED WITH CLUSTER OF HEPATITIS C CASES IN SGH

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has been informed of a cluster of 22 cases of acute Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) amongst patients with kidney disease who had been admitted to Ward 64A or Ward 67 at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) during the period from April to June 2015. Minister for Health Mr Gan Kim Yong said, “I am gravely concerned and disappointed with the occurrence of the cluster of Hepatitis C cases in SGH. My thoughts are with the affected patients and families.

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MOH: DO NOT BELIEVE WHATSAPP RUMOURS ABOUT EATING RAW FISH

MOH has been alerted to another Whatsapp/SMS message being circulated today about Group B Streptococcus (GBS) infection from the consumption of raw food, such as sashimi. MOH would like to clarify that while our investigation found an association between the consumption of “Yu Sheng style” raw fish sold at food stalls, it did not find any links between GBS and eating sashimi.

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SICK PEOPLE WHO DO NOT WEAR FACE MASKS ARE IRRESPONSIBLE

I sat besides a teenager boy with running nose. I wanted to offer him some tissues but too bad my tissues like left last 1 piece. Too paisei to offer. Today I have sore throat liao. Tomorrow have to wear mask go out Hopefully those with cough/flu pls be responsible and wear a mask or just rest at home pls!

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