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Updated: 01/26/2013 06:26 | By Channel NewsAsia

Polyclinics see more cases of diarrhoea

Polyclinics see more cases of diarrhoea


Polyclinics see more cases of diarrhoea

SINGAPORE: The number of diarrhoea cases in Singapore has hit the epidemic level.

Last week, polyclinics saw a daily average of 569 cases of patients with diarrhoea.

This is lower than the previous week, when the average was 596.

Compared with the same period last year, the number of cases increased about 6 per cent.

The number of cases in the same period last year was 539.

Doctors say this could be because of the current Norovirus infections in countries such as the United States and United Kingdom.

Singaporeans who have visited these countries may have contracted it and spread it back home in schools or at work place.

Doctors have reminded the public to practise good hygiene and healthy eating.

— CNA/de

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