Southern Taiwan sees dengue fever cluster

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/05/23
By: Lee Hsin-Yin

Taipei, May 23 (CNA) A cluster of five dengue fever cases were reported in southern 201505230007t0001Taiwan’s Kaohsiung City last week, raising concerns that the disease has returned, despite subsiding earlier this year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Saturday.

The patients, who live in city’s Nanzi District, all had visited a local market, suspected by CDC officials to be a dengue fever-affected area.

Also, during the week of May 12-18, another indigenous dengue fever case was seen in the city’s Cianjhen District, while two cases were imported from Indonesia, the agency said.     [FULL  STORY]

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