First Swine Flu Death in Singapore Reported After Outbreak In May

First Swine Flu Death in Singapore Reported After Outbreak In May

First Singaporean dies of H1N1 (swine flu). The victim was a 49 year old male with multiple health problems.

 
 
 

The first Swine Flu death in Singapore has been reported. The Singaporean victim was a 49 year old male with multiple health problems who died after contracting H1N1 (swine flu). He passed away on Saturday afternoon at Changi General Hospital after four days of flu-like symptoms. According to MOH, he died of a heart attack, contributed by severe pneumonia and H1N1 infection.

Singapore has confirmed more than 1,000 swine flu cases since the outbreak began on the island in May.

Members of the public who develop influenza—like illness can visit their nearest Pandemic Preparedness Clinic or their GP clinics for initial assessment and treatment.

If symptoms are severe, such as breathlessness and chest pains, members of the public are advised to call 995 immediately for an emergency ambulance.

With the first swine flu death in Singapore, take time to notice these symptoms and visit a medical professional if you're concerned about your health.

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Written by

Sandra Ong

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