CDC calls for vigilance after dengue case missed

THIRD TIME LUCKY? The centers said that a man in Tainan sought treatment last week, but dengue was not diagnosed until his third visit to a doctor

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 21, 2019
By: Lee I-chia  /  Staff reporter

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) yesterday urged medical practitioners to be vigilant after a new

A Centers for Disease Control staff member checks water for mosquito larvae in Chongde Borough in Tainan’s East District yesterday.
Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control

dengue fever case was diagnosed only on a third visit to a doctor.

A man in his 60s who lives in Jhongsiao Borough (忠孝) in Tainan’s East District (東區) was diagnosed with the disease after symptoms appeared on Saturday last week. He has not traveled overseas recently.

The man sought treatment on Sunday last week and Thursday for fever, headache, loss of appetite and fatigue, but dengue fever was not diagnosed, the CDC said.

City health authorities tracking those who had direct contact with people diagnosed with the disease spoke with the man on Friday and test results showed the he was infected with dengue virus type 2.

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