Benjamin K W Koh

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INTRODUCTION We reviewed the epidemiology of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in Singapore after the 2000 epidemic caused by Enterovirus 71 (EV71), with particular reference to the cyclical pattern, predominant circulating enteroviruses and impact of prevention and control measures in preschool centres. MATERIALS AND METHODS We analysed the(More)
INTRODUCTION We investigated the 2005 outbreak of dengue fever (DF)/dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF) to determine its epidemiological, virological and entomological features to further understand the unprecedented resurgence. MATERIALS AND METHODS All physician-diagnosed, laboratory-confirmed cases of DF/DHF notified to the Ministry of Health, Singapore(More)
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) was imported into Singapore in late February 2003 by a local resident who returned from a holiday in Hong Kong and started an outbreak in the hospital where she was admitted on 1 March 2003. The disease subsequently spread to 4 other healthcare institutions and a vegetable wholesale centre. During the period between(More)
Psychiatric research into violent offences, particularly murder, have been scant in the South East Asian region, with the last major review of homicides in Singapore and their association with psychiatric disorders being as far back as 1985. This study seeks to update the psychiatric community on individuals charged with murder in Singapore from 1997 to(More)
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