Indigenous dengue fever in Kaohsiung possibly spreading: CDC

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/06/18
By: Chen Wei-ting and Elizabeth Hsu

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Taipei, June 18 (CNA) One new confirmed case of indigenous dengue fever was recorded Tuesday in the southern port city of Kaohsiung and has been determined to be a secondary infection from an earlier cluster, indicating the outbreak has likely spread.

The newly confirmed patient is a woman in her 60s who lives in Sanmin District of Kaohsiung and developed symptoms of fever, headache, muscle pain and dizziness on Monday, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Tuesday.

The woman was later determined to have been infected with the Type-4 dengue virus, a strain of virus rarely seen in Taiwan compared to the Type-1 and Type-2 viruses more usual in indigenous dengue infection cases, according to the CDC.

CDC Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) said the patient has a stand at a local market and has not traveled abroad recently.    [FULL  STORY]

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