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79-year-old passes away from Dengue

The Ministry of Health (MOH) and the National Environment Agency (NEA) have been notified of the death of a dengue patient at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH). MOH and NEA wish to express their deepest condolences to the family of the patient.
 
The patient was a 79-year-old Singaporean Chinese male who stayed at Jalan Tenaga. He was admitted to TTSH on 27 May 2016. His condition deteriorated and he passed away on 29 May 2016.
 
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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.
 
Credits: MOH, NEA

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