Poll shows some Singaporeans avoid those quarantined for H1N1
By Lynda Hong, Channel NewsAsia | Posted: 08 June 2009 1828 hrs
SINGAPORE: A recent poll has shown that 25 per cent of Singaporeans will avoid those who have been quarantined for the H1N1 flu, even after they have been given the all-clear.
During the height of the H1N1 global outbreak, Darren – not his real name – was quarantined after coming into contact with someone with a recent travel history to Mexico.
Recalling his experience, he said: "My aunt's sister, who stays next to us, told me not to share the plates and cups, and asked me not to share the same table... I felt annoyed, helpless and rejected."