Communicable Diseases Surveillance in Singapore 2005

08 Oct 2018


2005 was a significant year in the global battle against communicable diseases. On 23 May 2005, the World Health Assembly adopted the revised International Health Regulations 2005 which are due to come into force on 15 June 2007. With this, the development, strengthening and maintenance of capacity to detect, report and respond to public health events and the subsequent prompt sharing of information with the World Health Organization on events that may constitute a public health emergency of international concern will be among the key obligations of nation-states like Singapore.

This is a positive development. In the era of global trade and travel, outbreaks of communicable diseases in one country may potentially affect others as well. As members of the global community, Singapore has and will continue to play our part with open and transparent sharing of information when it has the potential to affect other countries.

Our colleagues in clinical practice, the laboratories and the Health Promotion Board, among others, have been valuable partners working with us on communicable disease surveillance. I thank them for their continued support and this report would not have been possible without them. With the implementation of the International Health Regulations 2005, they will also play an integral role in helping Singapore in fulfilling its international obligations.

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Foreword by Prof K Satku, Director of Medical Services (104KB)

Population Profile (145KB)

Overview of Communicable Diseases Situation (8.0MB)

Special Feature: Dengue and Viral Conjunctivitis (8.0MB)

1. Air-/Droplet-Borne Diseases (8.0MB)

  • Chickenpox
  • Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
  • Influenza
  • Measles
  • Meningococcal Infection
  • Mumps
  • Rubella
  • Viral Conjunctivitis

2. Vector-Borne/Zoonotic Diseases (8.0MB)

  • Dengue
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Leptospirosis
  • Malaria
  • Murine Typhus

3. Food-/Water-Borne Diseases (8.0MB)

  • Acute Diarrhoeal Illnesses
  • Campylobacteriosis
  • Cholera
  • Enteric Fevers (Typhoid and Paratyphoid)
  • Hepatitis A and E
  • Listeriosis
  • Salmonellosis
  • Shigellosis
  • Food Poisoning

4. Blood-Borne Diseases (8.0MB)

  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C

5. Environment-Related Diseases (8.0MB)

  • Legionellosis
  • Melioidosis

6. HIV/AIDS, STIs, Tuberculosis & Leprosy (8.0MB)

  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Tuberculosis
  • Leprosy

7. Childhood Immunisation (8.0MB)

8. Appendix (8.0MB)

  • Infectious Disease Notifications in Singapore, 1990-2005

(You can also download the Full Version of the Report (8.0MB))