Singapore has First H1N1, Swine Flu Case (27 May 2009)

So the H1N1 virus had spread to Singapore!

A 22-year-old Singaporean woman who was in New York from May 14-24, is down with the swine flu. This is Singapore's first reported case.

The patient arrived back in Singapore from New York on SQ25 on 26 May at 6.30am. While on the flight, she had developed a cough, but as she had no fever, she passed thru the airport scanners uneventfully. Later that same morning she visited her GP, who sent her to Tan Tock Seng Hospital due to her travel history.

She is currently being treated at the Communicable Disease Centre at Tan Tock Seng Hospital and is in stable condition.

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 to enable the MOH to check on their health condition.

27 May 2009