Taipei sees first cluster infection of dengue fever in 5 years

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/11/27
By: Chen Wei-ting and Kuo Chung-han

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) A husband and wife who live in Neihu District Taipei have been diagnosed as the

CNA file photo

CNA file photo

seventh and eighth confirmed indigenous cases of dengue fever in Taiwan since the start of summer, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said on Sunday.

The CDC also described them as cluster infection cases, saying the couple had not been abroad during the incubation period of the virus.

The couple lives some 24 meters from a 56-year-old woman who had been confirmed to have dengue fever on Nov. 24, and the couple and woman were active in the same neighborhood and evening farmers market.

Another person living with the couple is OK for now, but the CDC has started dengue fever containment measurements in the area, CDC Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) said.    [FULL  STORY]

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