SINGAPORE - The Health Ministry says it has been informed of a case of avian influenza A (H5N1) in an eight-year-old girl from Indonesia who had travelled to Singapore.
In a statement, the ministry said the girl
developed fever in Singapore on June 18 and returned to Indonesia on June 24.
She died on July 3 this year.
Ministry is in close contact with the Indonesian health authorities and the
World Health Organisation.
The Indonesian health authorities
have reported that the girl had exposure to poultry while in Indonesia, a few
days before her travel to Singapore. They are monitoring her close
contacts, including family members. All contacts have remained well.
As a precautionary measure, Singapore's Health Ministry has
alerted hospitals to the case and commenced contact tracing in
The girl stayed at a hotel in Singapore with
her mother and other relatives from 19 to 24 June 2012 on a vacation. She was
brought to see a general practitioner for high fever on 22 June and was given
treatment. Her relative who lives here and the general practitioner who treated
the case are both well.http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC120706-0000142/Indonesian-girl-who-travelled-to-Singapore-dies-from-avian-flu