Taiwan dengue: More than 100 locally acquired cases reported in 2015

Outbreak News
Date: May 19, 2015
By: Robert Herriman

Six new indigenous dengue fever cases were reported during the past week in

Aedes aegypti image/CDC

Aedes aegypti image/CDC

Taiwan, bringing the country’s total for 2015 to 108. Of the 6 cases detected, five were confirmed in Nanzih District, Kaohsiung City.
Aedes mosquito

The Taiwan CDC says according to the epidemiological investigation, the 5 cases had all visited the same market, while the other 1 new case resides in Cianjhen District, Kaohsiung City.

Taiwan CDC stresses that we have entered the dengue season and there is currently no effective vaccine or cure for dengue fever. As dengue fever is transmitted by vector mosquitoes, including Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus, in Taiwan, besides taking personal precautions against mosquito bites, the public is urged to regularly remove vector-breeding sites, ensure the cleanliness of the environment as well as recycle all unwanted containers in and around the residence in order to prevent the breeding of the vector mosquito.    [FULL  STORY]

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