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05 Jan 2020

4th Jan 2020

As of 2pm, 4 January 2020, the Ministry of Health has been notified of one suspect case involving a 3 year-old female Chinese national with pneumonia and travel history to Wuhan. The case has not visited the Huanan seafood wholesale market in Wuhan associated with the cluster of pneumonia of unknown cause. 

The case has been warded for further assessment and treatment, and isolated as a precautionary measure. The case is currently in stable condition. Preliminary tests showed that the case is positive for Respiratory Syncytial Virus, a common cause for childhood pneumonia. Investigations are ongoing to confirm this as the cause.