First indigenous case of dengue in New Taipei City

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 15, 2019
By: Lai Hsiao-tung, Chiu Shu-yu and William Hetherington  /  Staff reporters, with staff writer

Doctors have confirmed New Taipei City’s first indigenous case of dengue fever this year, Mayor Hou

New Taipei City Mayor Hou You-yi, left, talks to reporters yesterday after a man from Jhonghe District was found to have contracted dengue fever.
Photo: Lai Hsiao-tung, Taipei Times

You-yi (侯友宜) told a news conference yesterday.

The man was admitted to a hospital on Tuesday last week, but has already recovered and been discharged, Hou said.

City officials are investigating the locations visited by the 44-year-old man from Jhonghe District (中和) before he contracted the disease and are to carry out preventative measures in all of the city’s districts, he added.

The efforts are to include sweeping ditches and other areas that attract mosquitoes, spraying disinfectant and patrolling areas of concern, Hou said.    [FULL  STORY]

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