Singapore

Sale of dishes with 2 types of raw fish halted

Foodstall holders have been asked to temporarily stop selling some raw fish dishes linked to the Group B Streptococcus (GBS) bacteria.

The song fish, also known as Asian bighead carp, and the toman, also known as the snakehead (left), were found with traces of GBS, said the Ministry of Health, the National Environment Agency and the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore.

A link was also found between the consumption of raw fish and GBS infections in some cases, but more cases will need to be studied for a definite conclusion, their statement said.

There has been a surge in the number of GBS infections this year.

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