31 Jul '14, 10am

#Ebola poses a low public health risk to Singapore: Ministry of Health

#Ebola poses a low public health risk to Singapore: Ministry of Health

SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Health issued an advisory on Thursday (July 31) asking the public not to be alarmed by recent reports regarding the spread of Ebola. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has infected about 1,200 people since the start of the year. Suspected cases in Britain and Hong Kong have since tested negative, and authorities have put precautionary measures in place. "The Ministry of Health’s current assessment is that Ebola poses a low public health risk to Singapore since person-to-person transmission results from direct contact with bodily fluids of those infected, and there is low travel connectivity to West Africa where the current outbreak remains limited to," said an MOH spokesman. "Our hospitals will be vigilant in testing for Ebola where clinically indicated, such as in patients with the symptoms and a compatible travel history. All suspected and confi...

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