By: Chang Rong-hsiang and Tung Ning
Taipei, Aug. 18 (CNA) An 87-year-old man in Tainan has died of dengue fever, the
second fatal case recorded in the southern city and in Taiwan this year, the Tainan Department of Health said Tuesday.
It said that since the start of the year, nearly 1,000 cases of dengue fever have been confirmed in Tainan, spread throughout 23 of the city’s 37 districts.
On Aug. 10, the first dengue death of the year was recorded, a 73-year-old man in the city’s South District.
The more recent fatality was a man from the West Central District, who died in hospital on Aug. 12, six days after he developed a fever. He had been suffering from cancer and a chronic lung disease, the health department said. [FULL STORY]