New Taipei’s Linkou District reports dengue fever case: CDC

Focus Taiwan
Date: 10/19/2020
By: Chen Wei-ting and Ko Lin

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Taipei, Oct. 19 (CNA) Dengue fever is continuing to reach other parts of New Taipei, with a case of indigenous dengue fever infection now reported in the city's Linkou District, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Monday.

The patient, a man in his 50s, developed muscle pain, dizziness and fatigue between Oct. 5 and 15, CDC deputy head Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) said.

The man sought medical attention several times during the 11-day period and was eventually diagnosed with dengue fever at a local hospital on Oct. 15.

Chuang said the Linkou resident usually commutes from Zhonghu Village where he lives to Nanshi Village for work, and spends some leisure time at a nearby farm, but the source of his infection has yet to be determined.    [FULL  STORY]

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