By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The dengue fever outbreak is showing no sign of relenting as the number of
dengue cases nationwide has reached 4,343 since May, according to Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control (TCDC) on Thursday.
The last recorded figure on August 31 was 3,446, a sharp increase of nearly a thousand newly contracted cases in the span of just two days.
Tainan is the city worst hit by the mosquito-borne disease, with current stats of 3,825 cases this year, a surge from 3,003 since Monday.
In the latest statistics provided by health authorities, Pingtung County already witnessed 18 patients suffering from the disease, followed by 13 in New Taipei, 10 in Taichung, seven in Taoyuan, six in Hsinchu County, and four in Chiayi County. Taipei City also saw two cases of dengue patients last month. [FULL STORY]