By: Chen Wei-ting and Elizabeth Hsu
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]