By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Containing the spread of dengue fever is especially vital during post typhoons, the Centers
for Disease Control Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang said Wednesday.
“Authorities in both Kaohsiung and Tainan are working around the clock to prevent the dengue fever epidemic from worsening than it already is,” he said.
According to Su Ih-jen of the National Health Research Institutes, the number of nationwide dengue fever contracts since the beginning of summer is expected to rise to over 50,000 from the originally anticipated 35,000 as a result of Typhoon Dujuan.
“The next two weeks will be critical in determining if the epidemic has worsened,” Su observed. [FULL STORY]