Number of dengue fever cases hits 18,879

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/10/01
By: Lee Hsin-Yin

Taipei, Oct. 1 (CNA) The number of dengue fever infections reported in Taiwan since the

A residential area in Tainan being fumigated on Tuesday. PHOTO: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY

A residential area in Tainan being fumigated.  PHOTO: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY

start of summer in May has reached 18,879, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Thursday.

That compared with a total of 15,492 cases recorded for the whole of last year.

The latest figure represents an increase of 514 cases from the previous day, the CDC said.

As of Wednesday, 16,211 cases had been reported in the southern municipality of Tainan and 2,356 in neighboring Kaohsiung, the two worst hit areas of the country, according to CDC figures.

In Tainan alone, the number of infections increased by 418 from the previous day, CDC official said.     [FULL  STORY]

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