By: Chen Wei-ting and Y.F. Low
Taipei, Sept. 12 (CNA) The number of dengue fever cases recorded since the
start of summer in Taiwan has risen to 8,677 as the potentially deadly disease continues to spread on the island, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Saturday.
As of Friday, 7,660 cases had been reported in the southern municipality of Tainan, 885 in neighboring Kaohsiung, and 28 in Pingtung, according to CDC figures.
The number of cases reported in these three localities accounts for 98.8 percent of the national total. [FULL STORY]