By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The dengue fever epidemic in Kaohsiung has shown signs of
abating, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) revealed Sunday.
Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang pointed out that several programs to get dengue under control in the southern city were approved during Friday’s Dengue Outbreak meeting. First, a pilot program for cleaning of vector breeding sites in place of insecticide spraying in Kaohsiung was approved.
Secondly, it was announced that the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) has launched a three-day outdoor vector breeding site clean-up program earlier this week, he said. [FULL STORY]