Number of dengue fever cases tops 30,599

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/11/05
By: Lee Hsin-Yin

Taipei, Nov. 5 (CNA) The number of dengue fever cases reported since the start of May

A worker spread pesticide in Taipei City Hall Monday.

A worker spread pesticide in Taipei City Hall Monday.

has reached 30,599, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Thursday.

As of a day earlier, the southern cities of Kaohsiung and Tainan, where the dengue fever outbreak has been concentrated this summer, had reported 240 and 54 new cases, respectively.

The outbreak remains concentrated in the two cities, where 8,062 and 21,996 cases, respectively, have been reported since May 1.

The CDC said the epidemic continues to surge in Kaohsiung, while in Tainan it is on a steady decline, adding that more disease-control efforts will be shifted to Kaohsiung.     [FULL  STORY]

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