By: Zoe Wei and Christie Chen
Taipei, Jan. 5 (CNA) Dengue fever outbreaks may become normal in Taiwan, Premier Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國) said Tuesday, as the government announced a nationwide action plan for the prevention of the mosquito-borne disease.
The public should know that a dengue fever epidemic is likely to occur in Taiwan every year, and they will not be small-scale outbreaks, Mao said at a forum on dengue fever prevention, which was organized by the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA).
Experts have said the annual plum rain season in Taiwan in May and June is a critical time to prevent dengue fever outbreaks, and they suggested that authorities implement measures before the arrival of the season, Mao said. [FULL STORY]