Residents at Bukit Merah block take precautions, go for tuberculosis screening

Residents get their blood drawn as part of a TB screening on June 25, 2022. ST PHOTO: SYAMIL SAPARI
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SINGAPORE - Residents at the Bukit Merah block where about 170 tuberculosis cases were detected and reported on Friday (June 24) said they were concerned and would take precautions.

Those who tested positive for tuberculosis make up about 30 per cent of the 574 residents and workers at 2 Jalan Bukit Merah who went through voluntary testing in late May.

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