Saturday, May 30, 2009
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Friday, May 29, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
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May 27, 2009H1N1 FLU OUTBREAK
S'pore reports 1st flu case
By Lee Hui Chieh
The patient is currently being treated at the Communicable Disease Centre at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) and is in stable condition. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND LIM
SINGAPORE has reported its first patient infected with the new A(H1N1) flu strain.
The patient, a 22-year-old Singaporean woman, had been in New York from May 14 to 24, and arrived here on Tuesday morning.
Advice from MOHSINGAPOREANS are reminded to maintain high standards of personal hygiene. This means covering your nose and mouth with a tissue when you sneeze or cough, and washing your hand frequently with soap and water, especially after contact with respiratory secretions (e.g.., after sneezing and coughing).We also need the cooperation of everyone to be socially responsible. This means staying home and avoiding crowded places (including trains, buses, offices), putting on a surgical mask and seeing a doctor if you have flu symptoms.
While seated in row 55 on Singapore Airlines flight SQ25, she began to develop a cough, but she passed the thermal scanner at the airport later without being stopped, because she did not have a fever at the time.
Later that morning, she went to a general practitioner who decided to send her to Tan Tock Seng Hospital via the special ambulance service 993 meant for suspected Influenza A (H1N1) cases.
Laboratory test confirmed her infection at midnight on Tuesday.
The patient is being treated at the TTH Communicable Disease Centre and is in stable condition.
The Health Ministry said the patient has been vigilant in monitoring her condition and had sought immediate medical attention once she realised she was unwell.
"Her attending GP, through his quick response in activating the 993 ambulance for the patient, had also helped to minimise the spread of infection from this case," said a ministry statement..
The Health Ministry has begun contact tracing of those who have been in close contact with the patient.
They will be quarantined and given antivirals to prevent them from developing the disease.
The ministry asked passengers who had been seated in rows 52 to 58 on the same flight to call its hotline on 1800-333 9999, so that its officers can check on their health condition.
The Ministry has reminded all medical practitioners and healthcare institutions to continue to be vigilant to suspect cases.
Temperature screening for passengers entering Singapore at all checkpoints - land, sea and air - will continue.
All passengers passing through or entering Singapore are given Health Alert Notices on board their flights, advising them to monitor their own health if they have been to affected areas and to seek medical attention immediately if they are not well
Monday, May 25, 2009
Shuttle Atlantis lands after delay
(01:22) Rough Cut
May 24 - The U.S. space shuttle Atlantis touches down at the Edwards Air Force base in California following two days of landing delays caused by bad weather.
The shuttle has completed a 13-day mission to refurbish the Hubble Space Telescope.
The astronauts installed a new camera, replaced batteries and fixed instruments on the 19-year-old Hubble telescope, repairs that scientists hope will keep it in good working order for at least another five years.
The astronauts fitted Hubble with an even more sensitive camera that should be able to image objects formed 500 million years after the birth of the universe.
The touchdown came at 11:39 EDT (1539 GMT) after bad weather stalled two days of landing attempts at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
By REUTERS News
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AMAZING... Perito Moreno Glacier
This only happens every four years - it is amazing what we can see from our own homes if we are unable to travel. This would be as exciting to see as Niagara Falls . Enjoy!! Judy Perito Moreno Glacier in southern Argentina . Read first then look at pictures... This is an every-four-year event that has gone on for centuries. Absolutely amazing! This clip is of the spectacular South American glacier, The Perito Moreno Glacier, which breaks up every four years. Like clockwork, give or take a week. There are photographers from the four corners of the earth that come to Southern Argentina and literally camp out at the glacier site in order to get the actual breakup on film. The individual who filmed this did a marvellous job. This is something nobody wants to miss!