Date: August 22, 2015
By: Robert Herriman
The number of locally acquired dengue fever cases in the southern Taiwan city of Tainan
is increasing a rapid pace in August as health officials have reported 1,235 cases this summer as of Aug. 19, according to a Tainan City Health Bureau news release Thursday (computer translated).
About half the cases (662) have been reported in the North, while Annan District has seen 149 cases.
Focus Taiwan reports the city has seen in excess of 1,500 cases this year to date, including two deaths.
The movement of people, coupled with high vector mosquito density environments have greatly increased the risk of infection.
Tainan Mayor William Lai, along with public health and environmental officials, visited residential and commercial areas advising people on ways of preventing further spread of dengue fever. [FULL STORY]