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Singapore reports second death from dengue this year


11:39, June 10, 2013

SINGAPORE, June 9 (Xinhua) -- A 60-year-old man died of dengue fever in Singapore on Sunday, the second dengue death reported so far this year in the city state.

The man went to the Tan Tock Seng Hospital on Wednesday with fever, shortness of breath, vomiting and rash on his left leg. He was diagnosed with skin inflammation of the left leg and prescribed with antibiotics. He was also told to return to the polyclinic for a repeat blood test, the Ministry of Health and the Environment Agency said in a joint statement.

He returned to the hospital on Friday and tested positive for dengue fever a day later.

His condition later deteriorated and he was transferred to the intensive care unit on the same day.

Singapore is currently in the midst of a dengue fever outbreak. By Sunday, more than 9,000 cases have been reported this year, significantly higher than the numbers reported in 2012 or 2011.

A 20-year-old young man died of dengue fever on May 29 in the first death from dengue this year in Singapore.

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May I know what have the gov"t done to control the cases of dengue victims.

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