New dengue fever case reported in Tainan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/03/22
By: Chang Jung-hsiang and Lilian Wu

Taipei, March 22 (CNA) Health authorities in Tainan, southern Taiwan confirmed

CNA file photo

CNA file photo

Tuesday a new indigenous dengue fever case in the city, just one month after it lifted a warning on the mosquito-borne disease Feb. 15.

The Department of Health has started an investigation and began spraying mosquito insecticide after confirming the case that day.

The patient, aged 63, lives in the city’s Annan District and has not recently traveled overseas or to neighboring Kaohsiung, another city that was hard-hit by dengue fever last year.

The man had shown symptoms of fever and fatigue March 15, which were initially considered to be influenza, until he was later notified as a possible dengue fever case.     [FULL  STORY]

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