Dengue fever outbreak slows in Tainan, remains high in Kaohsiung

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/11/10
By: Chen Wei-ting and Kay Liu

Taipei, Nov. 10 (CNA) The southern city of Tainan has seen fewer new dengue fever cases, but the neighboring city 38886346of Kaohsiung remains at the peak of an outbreak of the disease there, according to data released Tuesday.

The total number of dengue fever cases since May 1 had climbed by 239 to 31,995 as of 6 p.m. Monday, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

In comparison, Taiwan reported a total of 15,732 dengue fever cases in 2014, which was the highest annual number since the authorities began keeping such records.

The two southern cities have been the worst-hit areas by the mosquito-borne disease, with Tainan confirming 33 new cases Monday, pushing the total number of cases to 22,195 since summer began.     [FULL  STORY]

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