The Macau Health Bureau has confirmed that the eighth imported case of dengue fever this year has been detected in the city.
The patient is a 30-year-old woman from the Philippines who stayed with relatives on Rua da Praia do Manduco, according to an official press release.
The patient had worked in Hong Kong since September 6 before arriving in Macau on September 12. She had a fever and headache on September 13 and visited the emergency room of Conde S Januário Hospital for treatment.
After laboratory testing, the patient was diagnosed with dengue fever and was classified as an imported case.
This is the eighth case of imported dengue fever confirmed in the city since the beginning of the year. The patient is in stable condition.
Meanwhile, the Health Bureau said three relatives who lived with the patient in Macau during her stay did not show any dengue symptoms, adding that the authority would closely monitor their health conditions and had conducted mosquito-prevention measures in that neighborhood.
The Macau government urged residents to conduct mosquito-control measures to avoid dengue fever. It also deployed 80 workers to clean up the debris and fallen trees left in the city by Typhoon Manghkut, Macao Daily News reported.