By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
A dengue fever cluster was reported in the areas surrounding Kaohsiung’s Jinshi Lake
Scenic Park after 35 cases of the disease were confirmed in the span of 20 days by local health authorities, reports said Monday.
The park has been sealed off to the general public for a week starting Monday as members of the local health bureau and the environmental agency, including the military’s chemical decontamination force are being deployed to spray insecticide over the area to eliminate mosquitoes.
Six teams composing of 18 personnel began the day by disinfecting every nook and cranny in nearby communities surrounding the Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages and the scenic park. [FULL STORY]