Health officials in Singapore reported today on an additional dengue fever fatality, the fifth death of 2016.
According to the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the National Environment Agency (NEA), the patient was a 79-year-old Singaporean Chinese male who stayed at Jalan Tenaga. He was admitted to Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) on 27 May 2016. His condition deteriorated and he passed away on 29 May 2016.
The patient had been staying in an area located within an active six case dengue cluster. Vector control operations to kill adult mosquitoes and destroy any potential breeding habitats are ongoing since the notification of the cluster on 12 May 2016.
NEA has conducted multiple rounds of inspections in residential premises and outdoor areas including common areas in the estate. Residents are urged to cooperate fully and allow NEA officers to inspect their premises for mosquito breeding and to spray insecticide to kill any infective mosquitoes.
Through Friday, Singapore has reported 8097 dengue fever cases in 2016 to date.