Dengue fever cases exceed 38,000, concentrated in southern Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/11/26
By: W.T. Chen, Y.H. Chang and Lillian Lin

Taipei, Nov. 26 (CNA) The number of dengue fever cases reported since the start 35677935of May has totaled 38,067, with the majority of cases reported in southern Taiwan, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Thursday.

While Tainan is seeing an alleviation in the number of new cases, Kaohsiung is facing a rise in new cases, the CDC said.

Tainan was hardest-hit in the summer months and early autumn, with a total of 22,592 cases reported as of Wednesday.

Since early November, fewer new cases were reported there, with the number of new cases in a single day dropping to under 50 for 19 consecutive days.     [FULL  STORY]

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