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Second dengue death: Victim is Ang Mo Kio resident in his 60s

Published on Jun 9, 2013 8:29 PM
 
One more person has died of dengue fever on Sunday, the second such death this year. The victim is a 60-year-old Singaporean Chinese man who lived in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, said a joint statement by the Ministry of Health and National Environment Agency. -- ST FILE PHOTO: WANG HUI FEN

One more person has died of dengue fever on Sunday, the second such death this year.

The victim is a 60-year-old Singaporean Chinese man who lived in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, said a joint statement by the Ministry of Health and National Environment Agency.

He went to Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) on June 5 with fever, shortness of breath, vomiting and rash on his left leg. He was diagnosed with skin inflammation of the left leg and prescribed with antibiotics. He was also told to return to the polyclinic for a repeat blood test.

He returned to the hospital on June 7 and tested positive for dengue fever a day later.

His condition later deteriorated and he was transferred to the intensive care unit that day. He died on Sunday.

On May 29, Ang Yong Han, 20, died of dengue - the first case this year. The only child of a vegetable wholesaler and a fruit seller fell ill on May 22. He died of dengue shock syndrome at TTSH.

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