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Clarification on blog post by Redwire Singapore on 29 August 2016

August 29, 2016  |   Posted by :   |   Infections, Outbreaks and Trends   |   Comments Off on Clarification on blog post by Redwire Singapore on 29 August 2016

It has come to my attention that Redwire has misquoted me and accused me of slaming the government for their Zika response (posted by Redwire on 29 August 2016 “Infectious Diseases Expert Slams MOH for Sluggishness: “First Zika Infection was Detected in May”) This is taken out of context, and appears to justify the personal […]

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WHO has the highest priority for influenza? PREGNANT WOMEN!

December 07, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Keeping Healthy,Travel Health,Vaccinations   |   Comments Off on WHO has the highest priority for influenza? PREGNANT WOMEN!

For the first time, the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended that pregnant women be placed at the highest priority for influenza vaccination. This is a just-released positional paper dated 23 November 2012.   In essence, this leading authority acknowledges that pregnant women are an especially vulnerable group to influenza. They are 7.2 times more […]

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Influenza KILLS in Singapore

December 01, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Infections, Outbreaks and Trends,Keeping Healthy,Vaccinations   |   Comments Off on Influenza KILLS in Singapore

  We have neglected influenza. Personally, there isn’t a robust influenza vaccination programme in Singapore, and many refuse to accept influenza as a life-threatening illness. This blog will show the threat of influenza, and how it kills innocent Singaporeans when we are most vulnerable! Many individuals accept influenza just as an inconvenience in life. But […]

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A monkey bite- what next? Herpes B?

November 21, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Infections, Outbreaks and Trends,Vaccinations   |   Comments Off on A monkey bite- what next? Herpes B?

A Monkey Bite – What Next? Herpes B? After reading this blog post, you will probably understand why I shy away from monkeys. Look beyond their cute furry appearance and you find danger that lurks and KILLS. Monkey bites carry three types of risk 1. Common bacterial infection. This occurs with any cuts 2. Rabies […]

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Influenza vaccination – new composition from October / November 2012

November 15, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Keeping Healthy,Vaccinations   |   Comments Off on Influenza vaccination – new composition from October / November 2012

A new composition of the influenza vaccination was recommended in February 2012 at the six monthly WHO vaccine composition meetings. This vaccine composed of three strains of influenza viruses (2 influenza As and 1 influenza B) 1.    an A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus; 2.    an A/Victoria/361/2011 (H3N2)-like virus; 3.    a B/Wisconsin/1/2010-like virus (from the B/Yamagata lineage of […]

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