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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Singapore : Indonesian man treated for dengue dies; likely contracted dengue from overseas

Via Channel News Asia :

" An Indonesian man who was being treated for dengue in Singapore has died.

A joint statement from the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the National Environment Agency (NEA) said the 68-year-old man had most likely contracted dengue while travelling in Indonesia from June 10 to June 21 this year.

The man developed a fever on June 20 and suffered two days of vomiting and diarrhoea before being admitted to Tan Tock Seng Hospital's emergency department on June 23.

The patient was diagnosed with dengue, acute renal failure and severe liver inflammation.

He was admitted for treatment and close monitoring.

MOH said his condition deteriorated despite blood transfusions and other supportive treatment.

He died on June 25."

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