Thursday, 25 July 2019

17 cases of measles at workers’ dorm and home for intellectually disabled

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A total of 17 people were infected with measles in recent weeks, including foreign workers at a dormitory in Punggol as well as employees and residents at a home for persons with intellectual disability in Hougang.

In a statement released on Tuesday (July 23), the Ministry of Health (MOH) said that 14 cases were detected at Mindsville@Napiri in Hougang, while the other three cases were found at S11 Dormitory located at Seletar North Link.

MOH said: “There is currently no evidence of community spread from these cases. Nonetheless, the ministry took precautionary measures to prevent further spread of the disease.”

These measures include vaccination of close contacts who lack proof of past vaccinations or immunity, and monitoring the health of these contacts. “All suspected measles cases will be isolated,” it added.


You may want to read Measles cases on rise in recent weeks with 116 cases so far this year: MOH

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