Guangdong city suffers dengue outbreak

Want China Times
Date: 2015-09-17
By: Xinhua and Staff Reporter

Chaozhou in south China’s Guangdong province is in the midst of a dengue fever outbreak

Health workers spray pesticide in Guangzhou, April 1. (Photo/Xinhua)

Health workers spray pesticide in Guangzhou, April 1. (Photo/Xinhua)

with 443 cases as of Tuesday.

A total of 195 people remain hospitalized. Seven of them are in serious condition, the city’s health and family planning commission said on Wednesday.

Disease control experts have warned of risks of a dengue outbreak in Guangdong due to its large mosquito population.

Dengue is a mosquito-borne, potentially fatal disease that mainly affects people in tropical and subtropical regions, causing fever, nausea and muscle and joint aches.

Guangdong reported the majority of China’s 46,000 dengue cases last year, including more than 35,000 in the provincial capital Guangzhou.

Across the Taiwan Strait, the tropical south of Taiwan has seen more than 10,000 cases of dengue fever this summer, with 25 deaths officially attributed to the disease as of Thursday.     [FULL  STORY]

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