The Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) and the National Environment Agency (NEA) have been notified of the death of a dengue patient at Changi General Hospital (CGH) on Saturday.

Aedes aegypti/CDC
Aedes aegypti/CDC

This is the sixth dengue fatality of the year.

The patient was a 72-year-old Singaporean female who stayed at Simei Street 1. She was admitted to CGH on 22 June 2016. Her condition deteriorated and she passed away on 25 June 2016.

The patient’s residence at Simei Street 1 was an active 2-case dengue cluster, which was notified on 25 June 2016.

Through Friday, 9,568 dengue fever cases have been reported in Singapore.

Dengue Fever and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (a more severe form) are the most common mosquito-borne viral diseases in the world.

Dengue Fever is an illness caused by infection with a virus transmitted by the Aedes mosquito. There are four serotypes of this virus (DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3 and DEN-4) which can infect you.

Dengue Fever is spread though the bite of the Aedes Mosquito.