International forum on dengue fever kicks off in Tainan

Taiwan Today
Date: December 8, 2015

An international conference on dengue fever prevention and control opened Dec. 7 in Tainan

International forum on dengue fever kicks off in TainanExperts and officials from 12 Asia-Pacific countries gather Dec. 7 in Tainan City for the International Conference on Dengue Prevention and Control. (Courtesy of CDC)

International forum on dengue fever kicks off in TainanExperts and officials from 12 Asia-Pacific countries gather Dec. 7 in Tainan City for the International Conference on Dengue Prevention and Control. (Courtesy of CDC)

City, marking a new milestone in cross-border efforts combating the tropical disease.

Staged at National Cheng Kung University, the two-day event brings together 190 experts, government officials and health care professionals from 12 countries across the Asia-Pacific. These are Taiwan, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, the U.S. and Vietnam.

Dr. Kuo Hsu-sung, director-general of co-organizer Centers for Disease Control under the ROC Ministry of Health and Welfare, said the timing of the conference could not be better as Tainan is making impressive progress in bringing a record dengue fever outbreak under control.

“We believe the cross-sector fight to contain the disease in the southern Taiwan metropolis serves as a successful model for our partners throughout the region.”     [FULL  STORY]

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