The Health Bureau (SSM) said in a statement Tuesday that it recorded the first locally-infected dengue fever this year.
According to the statement, the patient is a 58-year-old local man who lives in Avenida 1 de Maio. He works in a casino-resort hotel in Cotai.
The statement said that on June 10 the man had symptoms including fever and aching muscles, and went to the private Kiang Wu Hospital.
Last Wednesday, he was diagnosed with an upper respiratory tract infection at the hospital and was admitted to inpatient treatment. He also suffered from other symptoms such as a rash in the following days. Yesterday, test results confirmed that the patient was infected with the dengue virus.
As the patient hadn’t travelled abroad 14 days prior to the onset of the symptoms, the case was listed as a locally-contracted one, the statement said.