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The N95 mask is used in high risk areas in the hospital, but for other areas a basic surgical mask provides a barrier. For the general public, it is only really recommended if you are unwell. Apart from a mask, general hygiene and hand washing form the cornerstone of protecting y...
22 Feb 2020

5 Things Mums Should Know About The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19)

5 Things Mums Should Know About The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19)

There is so much that we do not know about Covid-19. With no confirmed cure at hand, can only try our best to contain this virus. This must be especially worrying for pregnant mothers. Is it possible to spread the virus to the unborn child? Is it necessary for pregnant mothers to confine themselves at home because of the virus? What should I do to keep myself and my unborn child safe?  

Your fears are warranted. As an obstetrician, I hear the concerns of mothers first-hand. After all, every mum wants the best for her baby. 

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No. Follow the common sense guidelines to limit the spread of droplet-borne infectious disease: Avoid crowds . Wash your hands with soap and water frequently, or if water is unavailable, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Cover your face if you are coughi...
12 Feb 2020

Surgical Masks vs N95 Respirators: Shield against Covid-19 Part 1

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Surgical Masks vs N95 Respirators: Shield against Covid-19 Part 1

Not all masks are made the same. With personal protection and preventative measures paramount to curbing the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus, you should be informed on which masks provide adequate protection.

Read to find out how you can effectively shield yourself from the Wuhan coronavirus.

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Covid-19 in Singapore: 7 Things You Need to Know

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Covid-19 in Singapore: 7 Things You Need to Know

There are currently 93 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 as of 10 am, 26 Feburary 2020. With thousands of confirmed and suspected cases worldwide, the coronavirus outbreak has become a global concern.

What is it and how does it spread? Knowing the key facts will be helpful to determine the various ways to protect yourself and those around you.

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Choosing Hand Sanitizers: Shield against Covid-19 Part 2

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Choosing Hand Sanitizers: Shield against Covid-19 Part 2

The number of confirmed Wuhan virus cases has been and is expected to continue increasing over the next 2 weeks. At this point, I am sure that you have seen thousands of other articles about ways to prevent the virus.

Stores all over Singapore are running out of hand sanitizers. If you are here, your first thoughts are probably about stocking up some supplies too. Before committing to just any product, be sure to check what they contain. This article will discuss what you should look out for when choosing hand sanitizers.

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Wuhan Virus Spread: Factor of Time, Location and Travel

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Wuhan Virus Spread: Factor of Time, Location and Travel

What happens when you combine peak period international travel with a highly infectious disease? The recent Wuhan virus joins the previous SARS, MERS and Ebola outbreaks to tell us the same answer.

A disease outbreak spreads at the speed of sound when highly infectious and unknown diseases hitch transnational rides during peak seasons.

Good news: we now have the knowledge and technology to quickly identify, prevent and manage the spread of this new coronavirus. A vaccine seems to be on its way to deployment too.

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