Seventh dengue fatality reported in Singapore, dengue fever cases top 20,000 cases


The Global Dispatch, 20 Nov 2013
The Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) and the National Environment Agency (NEA) reported today that they were notified of the seventh fatality due to dengue fever this year, according to a press release Nov. 20.
The patient was a 53-year-old Chinese woman who was first seen at the Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) Emergency Department (ED) on 11 Nov 2013 with a history of fever. She was diagnosed with dengue and admitted. Her condition deteriorated and she subsequently passed away on 16 Nov 2013.
The dengue epidemic in Singapore has eclipsed the 20,000 case mark, according to official numbers from the NEA. As of Nov. 20, the agency has the total case count at 20,115. Full story
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