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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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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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Rabies…. What to do AFTER a bite?

November 09, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Infections, Outbreaks and Trends,Vaccinations   |   Comments Off on Rabies…. What to do AFTER a bite?

RABIES POST EXPOSURE TREATMENT – SIMPLE GUIDE FOR THE LAY PERSON Rabies is a real threat in developing countries. It occurs in >100 countries and 55,000 people die from rabies each year. Risk is highest in Asia and Africa. Despite the availability of the rabies vaccination, few use them. Instead, many rely on post-exposure prophylaxis […]

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Resistant malaria on the rise!

November 05, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Infections, Outbreaks and Trends   |   Comments Off on Resistant malaria on the rise!

Malaria is still a constant threat in our neighbouring countries. With Singaporeans going to increasingly exotic destinations – some for travel, others for work, it is pertinent that we protect ourselves adequately. In Singapore, there were 149 cases in 2011, with a median cases of 168 between the years 2006 to 2010 based on the […]

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