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MOH did not make public TB case in Punggol preschool where 2-year-old child was infected

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Just 5 days after about 80 preschool children enrolled at a centre in Bukit Batok were screened for tuberculosis (TB), after a teacher there was found to have contracted the infectious disease, it has been revealed that at least one student at a preschool in Punggol has been diagnosed with latent TB, after a trainee teacher tested positive for the disease earlier this month.

In the case of the preschool in Bukit Batok, the teacher diagnosed with TB was a Chinese national who taught at the Little Greenhouse preschool on Bukit Batok Street 31. The teacher did not update the pre-school on her condition after she was diagnosed.

In the case of the two-year-old child from the preschool in Punggol who was diagnosed, the teacher is a Filipina and she was a new trainee-teacher who had been working in the preschool before clearing the pre-employment screening here in Singapore. She passed a medical test in her home country. The trainee-teacher will be leaving the school on mutual agreement and returning to her home country.

The preschool identified cases of active TB among its employees on 12 Aug , and that some children might have been exposed to the disease.

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In an email seen by Channel NewsAsia the preschool centre said that the Ministry of Health (MOH) would visit the school for a site assessment on Aug 16, and conduct health checks, tests and contact tracing.

About 2 weeks after the visit to the preschool was to have taken place, MOH had not made public the outbreak of TB in the preschool centre.Follow us on Social Media

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