29 Jan '11, 10am

Singapore General Hospital (SGH) confirmed with The Straits Times, the first case of a H1N1-related death this year

Singapore General Hospital (SGH) confirmed on Saturday with The Straits Times, the first case of a H1N1-related death this year. -- ST PHOTO: WANG HUI FEN SINGAPORE General Hospital (SGH) confirmed on Saturday with The Straits Times, the first case of a H1N1-related death this year. Mohd Lazim Kalang, 77, died on Wednesday due to a lung infection, after being warded Jan 15 for fever. But will there be any new precautions for visitors to SGH from Saturday onwards? The SGH spokesman replied: 'No, the current measures are already in place and no special extra steps are needed for now, as the Health Ministry has indicated.' H1N1 has already been reported as one of the three dominant flu strains in Singapore and the rest of the world. The most immediate risk is that it could develop into pneumonia in elderly patients, or those with respiratory illnesses or affect the very young.

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