Number of dengue fever cases tops 18,000

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/09/30
By: Lung Pei-ning and Lee Hsin-Yin

Taipei, Sept. 30 (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 18,365, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Wednesday.

The latest figure represents an increase of 406 cases from the previous day, the CDC said.

As of Tuesday, 15,793 cases had been reported in the southern municipality of Tainan and 2,266 in neighboring Kaohsiung, according to CDC figures.

In Tainan alone, the number of infections increased by 297 from the previous day, a slightly lower number than the daily increases seen in the previous few days.     [FULL  STORY]

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