Taiwan dengue outbreak slowing, Chemical control to be reduced
The dengue fever outbreak in Taiwan is slowing with decreases reported during the past four weeks, according to Taiwan CDC data.
Outbreak News Today
Date: December 19, 2015
By: Robert Herriman
According to the statistics compiled by the Central Epidemic Command
Center (CECC) for Dengue Outbreak, a total of additional 85 indigenous dengue cases were confirmed in Taiwan on December 18, 2015, including 78 cases in Kaohsiung City, 2 cases in Tainan City and 5 cases in Pingtung City.
Since this summer, a cumulative total of 42,353 indigenous dengue cases, including 22,732 cases in Tainan City, 18,733 cases in Kaohsiung City and 367 cases in Pingtung City.
In addition, the CECC announced plans for reduced use of chemical vector control to minimize impact on the environment. [FULL STORY]