By: Chen Wei-ting and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, Dec. 29 (CNA) The dengue fever outbreak in Taiwan, which began in May, is showing signs of abating as fewer weekly cases have been reported over the past five consecutive weeks in Kaohsiung, one of the hardest-hit cities, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Tuesday.
Last week, 490 new cases were reported around the country, bringing the total number of cases since May to 43,060, according to figures from the CECC released Monday.
On Monday alone, Kaohsiung reported 49 new cases, bringing the total number of cases in the southern Taiwanese city to 19,395. [FULL STORY]