Increase in diarrhoeal cases in schools and polyclinics

12 Oct 2006

In advisories issued on 7 and 10 October, the Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) reported an increase in the number of acute diarrhoea cases seen by polyclinics over the past month. With the recent spate of diarrhoeal outbreaks in four schools (Ang Mo Kio Secondary, Stamford Primary School, Maris Stella and ACS(Independent)), the Ministry of Health has advised the public to be vigilant about diarrhoeal illnesses.