Want China Times
By: CNA and Staff Reporter
The number of dengue fever cases in Taiwan has risen to 20,530 since the beginning of
May, according to the latest figures released by the national Centers for Disease Control on Monday, an increase of 289 over the previous day.
The CDC said that efforts to contain the disease have paid off but noted that previous dengue fever outbreaks in the country typically began to peak in October.
The public should stay alert and dispose of any standing water in their immediate surroundings to prevent mosquitoes from breeding, the CDC advised. The insect is the primary vector of the disease, which typically hits the tropical south of Taiwan each summer.
In the two worst hit areas, the cities of Tainan and Kaohsiung, the number of new cases reported Sunday was 219 and 63, respectively, the CDC said. [FULL STORY]