The Health Bureau (SSM) said in a statement on Wednesday that it has confirmed this year’s 15th imported case of dengue fever.
According to the statement, the patient, a 25-year-old male mainlander, worked in the city of Sihanoukville in Cambodia from early July until August 25, when he returned to the city of Xiamen in Fujian province.
He came down with a fever, muscle pain and a headache last Friday. However, he visited Macau on Sunday, and when he was about to return to Xiamen via the local airport on Tuesday, he felt unwell and fainted, the statement said.
He was taken to the public Conde de São Januário Hospital Centre for emergency treatment, the statement said. He was diagnosed with Grade I dengue fever by the bureau’s Public Health Laboratory on Wednesday.
According to the statement, the man, who was still being treated in the hospital on Wednesday, is in a stable condition.
According to the Macau Post Daily, none of the patient’s family members nor his friends visiting Macau with him have shown any sign of dengue symptoms, the statement said.
Among the 15 imported cases of dengue fever, six patients were infected in Cambodia, four in Thailand, two in Malaysia, two in the Philippines, and one in Singapore, the statement said.
Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. It can lead to complications and in rare cases can be fatal.