By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
An employee working at the Taipei City government has been confirmed to have
contracted dengue fever, reports said Monday.
A female public servant aged 31, who had visited Kaohsiung’s Xiaoliuchiu island between November 16 and 18, succumbed to fever four days after returning to Taipei. She was later admitted to a local hospital last Thursday as her symptoms failed to show signs of improvement.
The Taipei City government has called on health authorities to begin spraying pesticides on all three floors of its office building later in the evening to contain further spread of the mosquito-borne disease.
The case on Monday was the second indigenous dengue fever accounted in Taipei from Kaohsiung, according to the city’s health department. [FULL STORY]