22nd case of dengue fever confirmed in Kaohsiung

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/06/21
By:  Central News Agency

(CNA photo)

Taipei, (CNA) The 22nd indigenous case of dengue fever in Kaohsiung this year has been confirmed, with the female patient being hospitalized after seeking medical treatment, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Friday.

The woman in her 40s who lives in the city's Sanmin District was found to have been infected with dengue virus type 4, following an NS1 antigen test (nonstructural protein 1) for the disease at a hospital, CDC Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) said.

She was then required to be hospitalized.

According to Chuang, the woman first sought medical treatment on Wednesday after developing a fever, muscle pain, headaches and joint pain, but the treatment prescribed was ineffective.

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