Date: Sep 04, 2015
By: Staff writer, with CNA
The number of dengue fever cases reported in the past four months has jumped
to more than 4,000, marking the worst summer outbreak in the nation since the government started keeping systematic track of the disease in 2003, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said yesterday.
As of Wednesday, the total number of dengue cases reported since May 1 had reached 4,343, compared with 3,704 in the same period last year, the CDC said.
“The situation might ease up after this month if we can effectively get things under control,” CDC Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) said.
Chuang said cooler weather in autumn might slow down the breeding of mosquitoes that transmit the disease. [FULL STORY]