Doctors see rise in flu cases in Singapore as borders open and masks come off

The relaxation of Covid-19 measures may have resulted in an increase in people catching the flu, say experts. PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO
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SINGAPORE – More people in Singapore have been falling ill with influenza in the past few months, with doctors seeing a rise of as much as 30 per cent in cases.

Experts tell The Straits Times this is due to the resumption of travel, more people letting their guard down and reduced herd immunity to flu.

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