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Steps to ensure foreign workers are vaccinated

Posted by jaypee 73 days ago Singapore
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The Health and Manpower ministries will review if improvements are needed to better ensure that foreign workers in Singapore are vaccinated against diseases such as diphtheria, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) yesterday.


The review follows the death of a 21-year-old Bangladeshi construction worker who developed fever and swelling of the neck - symptoms of diphtheria - on July 30, and died last Friday.


The ministry said it was alerted to the case last Thursday. It is the first local infection of the contagious bacterial disease here in 25 years.