Early treatment for dengue important to prevent death; elderly most at risk

Nine people in Singapore, including a 46-year-old man, have died from dengue this year as of July 20, 2019.
Nine people in Singapore, including a 46-year-old man, have died from dengue this year as of July 20, 2019.PHOTO: JEANELL KIEW

SINGAPORE - The 46-year-old man who died from dengue had likely sought treatment late and was already very ill when he did so, said the executive director of Singapore's National Centre for Infectious Diseases.

Professor Leo Yee-Sin told The Straits Times on Tuesday (July 30) that adults and young adults in good health and without pre-existing conditions are typically able to fight through the infection.

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