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Posted: Friday, November 15, 2019. 1:24 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: Another student, 21-year-old Ruggeri Tzul, has reportedly died due to dengue on Sunday morning.

Just two days before he died, a blood test conducted at a private clinic confirmed that Tzul was suffering from dengue.

In an interview with CTV-3 News, Tzul’s father said his son was transported to Belize City where medical professionals conducted a transfusion of platelets and plasma but it was too late.

Then on Sunday morning, Tzul went into shock and died shortly after.

He is the second student in a matter of weeks to have reportedly died from dengue this year.

The public is advised to be on the alert for dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever.

Since the illness is passed on by mosquitoes, every mosquito breeding site in your area increases your risk factor of being exposed to the Aedes Aegypti Mosquito. Mosquitoes breed mostly in stagnant water.

Having items such as tin cans, buckets, discarded tires and other artificial containers that hold stagnant water around a yard increase the number of mosquitoes and breeding sites in that area.

Mosquitoes also breed in drains, untended pools, birdbaths, and clogged rain gutters.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) is calling on all Belizeans to do their part in the fight against dengue, by ensuring that their yards are free of mosquito breeding sites.

Breaking Belize News (BBN) joins with the Ministry in this appeal, to protect especially children and the elderly, who are two of the most vulnerable groups to an illness like dengue.

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