Sunday, September 25, 2005

Dengue deaths in Singapore so far in 2005: TEN

Extract from Today newspaper, 23 Sept:

Dengue claims two more

DENGUE has claimed two more victims in Singapore, bringing the total death toll to 10 this year. The two, a 55-year-old woman and a 61-year-old man were patients at the Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

.While the Health Ministry declined to reveal more details, it said in a statement that the latest victims were also suffering from other health problems. The woman had diabetes and chronic renal failure and died from dengue in August.

.The male patient, on the other hand, had liver cirrhosis. He is believed to be the oldest person to die from dengue this year. The youngest was a nine-year-old boy who died early this year.

.It is understood that both died from dengue shock syndrome, the more severe form of the disease.

.Meanwhile, 136 cases of dengue were recorded between 3pm on Wednesday and 3pm on Thursday. That is up slightly from Wednesday's 131.

.The number of hospital admissions of suspected and confirmed cases also nudged up, from Wednesday's 75 to 80 yesterday. – Channel NewsAsia


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