Dengue fever cluster reported in Kaohsiung

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/06/11
By: Wang Shwu-fen and Maubo Chang

Kaohsiung, June 11 (CNA) A dengue fever cluster was reported in Kaohsiung Thursday after 201506110028t0001three cases of the disease at the same locality were confirmed by local health authorities.

The three cases were found at the Nanzih Veterans Home where one 84-year-old resident, and two staff members, one of whom was living in the home, the other living in Gushan District of Kaohsiung, were diagnosed with the disease. All three cases are considered indigenous, said health officials.

The three victims developed symptoms of the disease between May 27 and June 5.

Since all of them are either working or living at the veterans home, health officials conducted a hygiene check of the home June 4-6, and found nearly 100 adult mosquitoes were carriers of the dengue virus, said the Kaohsiung City Government Department of Health.     [FULL  STORY]

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