The patient is a 22 year old Business Management student at SMU. She had been in New York from 14 to 24 May on a business study mission with 19 other students and the faculty in-charge.
Upon returning to Singapore, because she did not have a fever at the time, she managed to pass the thermal scanner at the airport without being stopped.
Later, she went to a clinic near her house who then decided to send her to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, where they confirmed her infection at midnight on Tuesday.
The patient is being treated at the TTH Communicable Disease Centre and is in stable condition. Her boyfriend, who picked up her at the airport and sent her home, is also under observation at the CDC and is expected to be quarantined there for at least four days.
Thank god the flu alert remains at yellow.2009-05-28