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Published On: Wed, Nov 20th, 2013

Singapore: Seventh dengue fatality reported, dengue fever cases top 20,000 cases

The Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) and the National Environment Agency (NEA) reported today that they were notified of the seventh fatality due to dengue fever this year, according to a press release Nov. 20.

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The patient was a 53-year-old Chinese woman who was first seen at the Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) Emergency Department (ED) on 11 Nov 2013 with a history of fever. She was diagnosed with dengue and admitted. Her condition deteriorated and she subsequently passed away on 16 Nov 2013.

Health officials say vector control operations are ongoing to detect and destroy any potential breeding habitats at the vicinity of the case residence in the Hougang Street area.

The dengue epidemic in Singapore has eclipsed the 20,000 case mark, according to official numbers from the NEA. As of Nov. 20, the agency has the total case count at 20,115.

Dengue is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito (Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus). Dengue fever is not contagious and does not spread directly from person to person. A mosquito is infected when it takes a blood meal from a dengue-infected person and later transmits the virus to other people they bite.

Health ministry officials urge everyone to continue maintaining vigilance against dengue and prevent mosquito breeding by doing the Mozzie Wipeout weekly.

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