Dengue fever cases top 12,000 in Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/09/20
By: Lung Pei-ning, Lee Hsin-Yin and Kuo Chung-han

Taipei, Sept. 20 (CNA) The number of dengue fever cases recorded since May has 45430590increased to 12,766, with 98.33 percent occurring in Tainan and Kaohsiung, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said on Sunday.

Of the 12,766 cases recorded, 9,608, or 75.26 percent, have recovered from the mosquito-borne disease, according to the CDC.

As of Saturday, 11,115 cases had been reported in Tainan, accounting for 87.07 percent of the total, an increase of 319 cases from the previous day, the CDC said.

Kaohsiung has had 1,438 cases, accounting for 11.26 percent, an increase of 65 cases from a day earlier.     [FULL  STORY]

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