Third dengue fever death reported in Singapore

With the dengue fever epidemic in Singapore showing no signs of abating, a third person has died from this disease. Last week there were 842 cases reported. There may be many more unreported cases since counting and reporting may be hampered by lack of local access to health care, and many persons with mild illness may not seek health care. Travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure to dengue fever virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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