Taiwan confirms 2 new dengue cases in Sanxia farm cluster

Focus Taiwan
Date: 10/01/2020
By: Chang Ming-hsuan and Evelyn Kao

Disinfection efforts near Sanxia farm stepped up. (Photo courtesy of New Taipei City Public Health Department)

Taipei, Oct. 1 (CNA) Taiwan on Thursday reported two new confirmed cases of indigenous dengue fever that are believed to be part of a cluster infection associated with a farm in Sanxia, New Taipei, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

The two new patients — a man, in his 50s and a woman in her 60s — both live in Sanxia and have no recent overseas travel history, the CDC said in a statement issued Thursday.

The man fell ill with fever, headache and muscle pains on Sept. 27, a few days after he visited a bamboo shoot farm in Sanxia, and he tested positive for the dengue virus on Thursday, according to the CDC.

In the case of the woman, she had been going to the farm quite often but had stopped after Sept. 19 when she learned of the cluster of dengue fever cases believed to have originated there, the CDC said.    [FULL  STORY]

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