2 More Tested Positive for Hep C

The Singapore General Hospital (SGH) said in a statement on Friday (23 Oct) that two more patients have tested positive for hepatitis C. Tests are underway to determine if they are from the affected cluster.

This follows the hospital’s update on 21 Oct that another patient was tested positive for the virus, bringing the total number of people infected to 25.

SGH had contacted patients who stayed in wards 64A and 67 from January to June this year for screening. The two patients were among the 601 people screened so far. A total of 309 SGH staff have also been screened as of 4pm on Friday (23 Oct). 305 tested negative, while four test results are pending.

“2 more SGH patients tested positive for hep C, test done to determine if they are from affected cluster” (The Straits Times, 24 October 2015) 

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