Date: Nov 07, 2015
By: Staff writer, with CNA
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) yesterday urged the public to step up their efforts
to prevent the spread of dengue fever by eradicating mosquito breeding sites in their living areas, as the weather is forecast to remain warm across the nation over the next few days.
The warm weather provides favorable conditions for vector breeding, which is why people need to remain vigilant against the mosquito-borne disease, the CDC said.
Since May 1 through Thursday, the nation had recorded 30,902 dengue fever cases, the agency said.
The disease has been concentrated mainly in the southern cities of Tainan and Kaohsiung, which have reported 22,056 and 8,297 cases respectively since May, CDC data showed. [FULL STORY]