Number of dengue fever cases rises to 17,959 in Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/09/29
By Lung Pei-ning and Y.F. Low

Taipei, Sept. 29 (CNA) The number of dengue fever infections reported in Taiwan since

(CNA file photo)

(CNA file photo)

May when the dengue fever started has reached 17,959, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Tuesday.

The latest figure represents an increase of 534 cases from the previous day, the CDC said.

As of Monday, 15,496 cases had been reported in the southern municipality of Tainan and 2,167 in neighboring Kaohsiung, according to CDC figures.

In Tainan alone, the number of infections increased by 441 from the previous day.

The CDC said the week after a typhoon is a crucial period for the prevention and control of dengue fever, and it urged people to clean up the environment to prevent infestation by mosquito larvae.     [FULL  STORY]

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