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85-year-old Joo Chiat man is second patient to die of dengue

Published on Jul 22, 2014 7:37 PM
 
An 85-year-old man became the second person to die from dengue fever this year. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - An 85-year-old man became the second person to die from dengue fever this year.

The Joo Chiat Lane resident was first diagnosed at the emergency department of Parkway East Hospital on Sunday but his condition deteriorated and he died the next day.

The Health Ministry and the National Environment Agency (NEA) said in a joint statement on Tuesday that the estate where the man lived was in a former dengue cluster of 15 cases. "NEA will continue with inspections and vector control operations in the area. Residents are encouraged to cooperate fully," said the statement. Singapore is still in the midst of the peak dengue season, added the authorities.

The latest updates on the dengue situation can be found at the Stop Dengue Now Facebook page, www.dengue.gov.sg or the myENV app. People who suspect they may have dengue should consult their doctors as early as possible and use mosquito repellents to reduce the risk of further dengue transmission.

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