Dengue fever cases in Taiwan climb to nearly 40,000

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/12/03

Taipei, Dec. 3 (CNA) The number of dengue fever cases in Taiwan has risen to 39,898 since

A city worker spread pesticide in Kaohsiung. (CNA file photo)

A city worker spread pesticide in Kaohsiung. (CNA file photo)

the start of May, with 247 new cases recorded Wednesday, according to data released by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) for Dengue Outbreak Thursday.

On Wednesday, Kaohsiung alone had reported 234 new cases, bringing the total cases in the southern city to 16,449, the updated data on the dengue fever outbreak showed.

The figures indicated the outbreak remains at its peak in the port city, the CECC said.

In neighboring Tainan, the number of dengue fever cases had reached 22,667, with only six new cases reported on Wednesday, it said.     [FULL  STORY][

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