Dengue fever cases top 20,000

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/10/04
By: Flor Wang

Taipei, Oct. 4 (CNA) The number of dengue fever cases nationwide had reached 20,241 201510040004t0001as of Sunday morning, an increase of 352 from the previous day, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

In Tainan, where the mosquito-borne disease has been especially virulent this summer, there have been 17,278 cases. There have been 2,636 in neighboring Kaohsiung and 81 in the southernmost county of Pingtung, the agency said.

In the capital city of Taipei, 40 local and 46 foreign related dengue fever cases had been reported as of 10am on Sunday.

There were two more suspected dengue fever-related fatalities on Saturday, bringing the total number of deaths to 56 across the country as of Sunday morning, while 54 people remain in intensive care.     [FULL  STORY]

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