Published On: Wed, Jul 10th, 2013

Singapore reports fourth locally-acquired dengue fever death

The Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) and the National Environment Agency (NEA) report today the fourth locally-acquired fatality due to dengue fever, according to a MOH news release.




According to health authorities, the case was a 66-year-old Singaporean Chinese male who lived in the Tanglin Halt area. He went to Alexandra Hospital (AH) emergency department (ED) on 2 July 2013 after suffering from a fall, but was found to have had a four-day history of fever, rashes and dizziness.

He was admitted on the same day and tested positive for dengue. He was subsequently transferred to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on 3 July 2013 after developing breathing problems and acute renal failure. His condition continued to deteriorate despite intensive care and he passed away from complications due to Dengue Shock Syndrome on 8 July 2013.

A dengue cluster has been reported in the vicinity of the patients home, prompting authorities to perform mosquito control activities.

In addition to the four locally-acquired dengue deaths, an Indonesian national, who likely contracted the mosquito borne virus while in Indonesia, died in the city-state.

The NEA reports the total number of dengue fever cases since the beginning of the year at 12,628, as of the writing.

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