By: Lung Pei-ning and Jay Chen
Taipei, Sept. 7 (CNA) The number of dengue fever cases reported in Taiwan
since the start of summer this year has continued to climb, with the total likely to exceed 6,000 by Tuesday, Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Monday.
The latest data showed that the number of cases diagnosed since May 1 had reached 5,948 as of Sunday, an increase of 406 from the day before.
Among the new cases, 363 were in Tainan, by far the worst hit area in the country, with 5,247 reported infections since the start of May, the CDC said.
In the neighboring city of Kaohsiung, 609 cases have been reported, the CDC said. [FULL STORY]