Expatriate worker dies of dengue

An expatriate worker has died of dengue haemorrhagic fever, after being infected on Konottaa in Gaaf Dhaal Atoll.

The 37 year-old Indian national died during treatment at Thinadhoo Regional Hospital.

β€œHe died of dengue shock syndrome less than three hours into treatment,” hospital overseer Aminath Abdul Hakeem told Haveeru.

Five more workers from the island tested positive to the disease, and were treated at the hospital.

Meanwhile, a team from Thinadhoo was dispatched to destroy breeding grounds and fog the island, which is being developed as a resort.

Nine people have died of the mosquito-borne disease this year.