Taiwan confirms 11 new deaths caused by dengue fever

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/12/08
By: Chen Wei-ting and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, Dec. 8 (CNA) Taiwan has confirmed 11 new deaths caused by hemorrhagic dengue 12027604fever, bringing the death toll up to 195 since the outbreak began in May, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) reported Tuesday.

Among them was a 29-year-old man with cerebral palsy, the youngest victim recorded so far this year.

Since the start of May, a total of 40,919 indigenous dengue fever cases have been reported as of Dec. 7, with 22,696 in Tainan and 17,397 in Kaohsiung.

On Monday alone, Taiwan reported 183 new cases, with the southern cities of Kaohsiung and Tainan, where the dengue fever outbreak has been concentrated since the summer, recording 167 and five new cases, respectively.     [FULL  STORY]

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