By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Director-General Steve Kuo said he
expects the dengue fever epidemic in Tainan to subside in late September after having reached its peak season last month, reports said Sunday.
“Similar to a forest wildfire, the scale of impact will eventually come to an end,” he said during a press conference regarding the dengue outbreak in southern Taiwan.
Kuo denied allegations that the agency failed to put a cap on the mosquito-borne disease, saying the disease could have happened to any nation, including Japan, who suffered a minor dengue fever outbreak last year.
Meanwhile, the CDC head said the only method to eradicate the epidemic would be for the nation’s public to keep their surrounding quarters clean and hygienic. [FULL STORY]