Coronavirus: Rare to have Covid-19 and dengue, say experts of Singapore's first patient with both

Woman not misdiagnosed; experts say it can be challenging to differentiate in early stages

The woman visited Ng Teng Fong General Hospital on Feb 13 and on Feb 15, and was admitted as a dengue patient in a general ward on the second visit. PHOTO: ST FILE
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It is rare for a person to be infected with both the coronavirus and dengue, infectious diseases experts say.

Responding to news that Singapore has confirmed the first patient to test positive for both diseases, doctors The Straits Times spoke to said that it is a highly unusual case.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 21, 2020, with the headline Rare to have both Covid-19 and dengue, say experts . Subscribe