Dengue outbreak slows in Tainan but intensifies in Kaohsiung

Want China Times
Date: 2015-10-16
By: CNA and Staff Reporter

This year’s dengue fever outbreak in Taiwan has shown signs of abating in

Disinfecting a street in Tainan, Oct. 15. (Photo/Huang Wen-po)

Disinfecting a street in Tainan, Oct. 15. (Photo/Huang Wen-po)

the southern city of Tainan, the country’s worst-hit area this year, while neighboring Kaohsiung has seen an increase in the daily number of new cases, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) for Dengue Outbreak said Thursday.

As of the previous day, Tainan alone had reported 197 new cases from the day before, 90 fewer than the same period of a week ago. However, infections were on the rise in Kaohsiung, with 155 new cases reported from the previous day, 44 more than last week.

Centers for Disease Control deputy director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang said that his agency has so far provided 143 thermal foggers to the Tainan city government, which are used to spray insecticide around affected areas. Since the rise in Tainan has become more gradual, the agency will now provide 85 of the machines to neighboring Kaohsiung.     [FULL  STORY]

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