By: Yang Sz-ruei and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, July 28 (CNA) Between July 21-27, 78 suspected cases of the mosquito-borne dengue fever had been reported in Tainan, according to statistics released Tuesday by the municipality’s Public Health Bureau.
The number of new dengue fever cases reported during that week was three times the number of the preceding week and the outbreak has spread from the Yanping market area in the north to other areas of the municipality, according to the bureau.
The bureau also said it discovered 3,657 containers with accumulated water, 526 of which contained mosquito larvae.
Dengue fever is spread via mosquitoes. It is a painful and debilitating disease that can be fatal, the bureau noted. [FULL STORY]