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A 59-year-old woman succumbed to dengue and died at Gleneagles Hospital on Wednesday, in the first dengue death of the year.
SINGAPORE: A 59-year-old woman succumbed to dengue and died at Gleneagles Hospital on Wednesday, in the first dengue death of the year.
The woman, who lived at Tampines Street 32, was diagnosed with dengue at Changi General Hospital on December 30.
She was later transferred to Gleneagles Hospital for treatment, under a collaboration between the two institutions for the management of dengue patients.
Last year, seven people died of the disease.
The Health Ministry said the latest case was not located within a dengue cluster, but vector control operations are ongoing to search and destroy potential mosquito breeding habitats.
The ministry also called on residents to stay vigilant and clear any stagnant water in their homes and surroundings.