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Inefficient human-to-human transmissions of flu caused by a novel virus, requiring close and sustained contact to an index case. Further spread can be prevented through public health measures to isolate cases and quarantine contacts.
Risk of import into Singapore elevated. Isolated imported cases may occur but there is no sustained transmission.
Strategy is to prevent further import of cases, and to ring fence and isolate cases to prevent spread. The focus will be to provide treatment of all cases, and antiviral prophylaxis to contacts including exposed healthcare workers.
Alert Green action apart, institute home quarantine for close contacts of cases.
Institute temperature screening and impose restriction on hospital and clinic visitors.
Restrict inter-hospital movement, except in emergencies.
Healthcare workers to take temperature twice a day.
Institute temperature screening for passengers arriving from affected countries at border control checkpoints.
Travellers from affected countries given Health Alert Notices (HANs) and advised to monitor their temperature daily for 1 incubation period.
Keep safe, my friends.
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