Influenza A (H1N1-2009) – singapore

Singapore has confirmed its first case of Influenza A (H1N1-2009). The patient is currently being treated at the Communicable Disease Centre at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) and is in stable condition. The patient is a 22 year-old Singaporean female who was in New York from May 14- 24. She arrived back in Singapore from New York on SQ25 on 26 May at 06.30hrs.

Passengers who had travelled in the same flight and were seated in rows 52 to 58 are urged to call the hotline at 1800- 333 9999 (Operational Hours: 8.30am – 9.00pm) to enable us to check on their health condition.

In Singapore, we had the first confirmed case and three additional suspect cases for investigations today. Of the 48 cases investigated thus far, 1 case has tested positive for the Influenza A (H1N1-2009) virus, 39 cases tested negative for Influenza A, and 8 tested positive for the usual circulating seasonal flu strains.

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