Indigenous dengue cluster confirmed in Kaohsiung

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 03, 2019
By: Lee I-chia  /  Staff reporter

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) yesterday confirmed a cluster of seven indigenous cases of dengue fever in Kaohsiung’s Sanmin District (三民) and urged people to be on the lookout for mosquito breeding grounds.

Three women and three men aged 40 to 70 from the district’s Dingjin (鼎金) and Dingsi (鼎西) boroughs comprise six of the cases, the CDC said.

They are likely associated with a case in Dingjin that was announced on Wednesday, as they all live within a 250m radius, the centers said.

The six people had not traveled overseas recently and started showing symptoms from Monday to Thursday last week, CDC Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) said, adding that they were all confirmed to be infected with dengue virus serotype 4.    [FULL  STORY]

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