Three-year-old girl suffering pneumonia not linked to Wuhan, Singapore says

World | 6 Jan 2020 11:37 am

A pneumonia infection in  Singapore in a three-year-old girl with a history of travel to Wuhan in China's Hubei province is not linked to the outbreak in that city, Singaporean officials said, Bloomberg reports.

The cause of the girl’s pneumonia is Respiratory Syncytial Virus, a common cause for childhood respiratory infection, according to a statement from Singapore’s Ministry of Health.

The case has also tested negative for SARS and MERS-CoV, the ministry said.

“As medical practitioners are on the lookout for cases with pneumonia who have recently returned from Wuhan, Singapore is likely to see more suspect cases that will need to be investigated for possible links to the Wuhan cluster,” the ministry said. “MOH will continue to monitor the situation closely.”

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