Dengue fever cases near 17,000 level in Taiwan: CDC

Taiwan News
Date: 2015-09-26
By: Central News Agency

Taipei, Sept. 26 (CNA) The number of dengue fever infections reported in Taiwan since May has reached 16,658, an increase of 584 cases from the previous day, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Saturday.

As of Friday, the southern Taiwan city of Tainan, which has seen the bulk of the outbreak, had recorded 14,444 cases. Kaohsiung City further south had seen 1,952 cases, the CDC said.

Since May 1, there have been 42 confirmed dengue deaths in Taiwan, the CDC said. It added that 12,983 patients have recovered from the mosquito-borne disease, while 47 are currently being treated in intensive care units. (By Lee Hsin-Yin)

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