Dengue fever outbreak slowing in Kaohsiung: CECC

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/12/12
By: Chen Wei-ting and Lee Mei-yu

Taipei, Dec. 12 (CNA) The dengue fever outbreak in the southern Taiwan city 201512120025t0001of Kaohsiung is showing signs of slowing down, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Saturday.

A total of 172 new dengue fever cases nationwide were confirmed Friday, bringing the total number of cases since May to 41,629, the center said.

Kaohsiung reported 149 new cases, which brought its total to 18,055, while the neighboring Tainan City saw 10 new cases, according to statistics released by the CECC.

Chou Jih-haw (周志浩), deputy director-general of the Centers for Disease Control, said he is confident that the outbreak in Kaohsiung will steadily slow down as temperatures have been dropping in recent days.     [FULL  STORY]

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