Dengue death: Indonesian is first foreigner to die of disease in Singapore

Another dengue death has been reported in Singapore. The latest victim is an Indonesian man who most likely contracted the disease overseas but died after being treated for dengue in Singapore, said the Ministry of Health and the National Environment Agency on Wednesday.

The 68-year-old developed a fever on June 20 and went to Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) emergency department three days later. By then, he had also experienced vomiting and diarrhoea for two days.

He was diagnosed with dengue, and was hospitalised with kidney failure and severe liver inflammation. Despite blood transfusions, his condition deteriorated in the intensive care unit on Monday. He died on Tuesday.

So far, three deaths have been linked to the local dengue epidemic.