24 May '16, 11am

Pek Kio Market and Food Centre closed after more than 180 cases of gastroenteritis

SINGAPORE - Pek Kio Market and Food Centre will be closed for a thorough cleaning and disinfection after a spate of gastroenteritis cases in the Owen Road area. More than 180 cases have been reported in the past week, the Ministry of Health (MOH), the National Environment Agency (NEA), the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) and national water agency PUB said in a joint statement on Tuesday (May 24). Investigation into the source of the outbreak is ongoing, but the Pek Kio market will be closed from Wednesday (May 25) to Thursday as a precautionary measure, before reopening on Friday. MOH said it was alerted last Thursday by a general practitioner at Owen Road, after the clinic witnessed an unusual increase in the number of cases of gastroenteritis since May 16. Further investigations found that other clinics in the area had experienced a similar increase. ...

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