Kaohsiung reports 3 new indigenous dengue fever cases

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/06/03
By: Chang Ming-hsuan and Ko Lin

Taipei, June 3 (CNA) Southern Taiwan’s Kaohsiung City reported another three new cases

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of indigenous dengue fever last week, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed on Monday.

The new incidences are believed to be part of a cluster infection that was reported on May 29, and including these three cases, a total of 10 people have been confirmed to be infected with the disease in this cluster, CDC Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) said.

The three new patients, two male and one female, are between the ages of 10-50 and live in the city’s Sanmin District.

They were admitted to hospitals between May 29 and June 1 and were all found to have been infected with the dengue virus type 4 (DENV-4) strain and are still being treated for the illness, Chuang said.    [FULL  STORY]

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