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Singapore taking more precautions against Mers

Passengers flying to Middle East to get warning leaflet on deadly virus

Published on May 6, 2014 6:46 AM
 
Pilgrims getting an emotional farewell from family and friends at Changi Airport before leaving on the haj pilgrimage in September 2013. Singapore is stepping up precautionary measures against the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome although no cases have been detected here. -- ST FILE PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Singapore is stepping up precautionary measures against the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers) although no cases have been detected here.

All passengers leaving Changi Airport for Dubai, Abu Dhabi and other cities in the affected region will be handed health circulars to alert them to the disease, The Straits Times has learnt.

The advice includes warnings to avoid people suffering from acute respiratory infections, as well as camels and other live wild or farm animals.

Circulars are already being given out to arriving passengers, advising them to look for symptoms and to seek medical attention if necessary.

 
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