By: Yang Se-rui and Chen Pei-yu
Taipei, Aug. 25 (CNA) Dengue fever has claimed two more lives in Tainan, increasing the
death toll from the tropical disease to four so far this year in the southern municipality, the city government said Tuesday.
All four cases were elderly people over the age of 70 with chronic diseases, the city government said.
The two most recent deaths, which occurred over the past week, were both in the city’s Northern District. One patient was a 71-year-old female and the other a 78-year-old male.
Tainan has had the worst outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease in Taiwan this summer, recording 1,974 cases as of Monday, according to the city’s health department. [FULL STORY]