Taiwan records almost 4,000 dengue fever cases in 2015: CDC

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/09/02
By: Lung Pei-ning and Lee Hsin-Yin

Taipei, Sept. 2 (CNA) Taiwan has recorded 3,999 cases of dengue fever this

(CNA file photo)

(CNA file photo)

summer, 90 percent of which were reported in the southern city of Tainan, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Wednesday.

Tainan also reported an increase of 273 cases over the previous day, a record daily figure, bringing the total number of cases to 3,507, according to the agency.

A total of 19 deaths in Taiwan suspected of having been caused by dengue fever had been reported as of Aug. 31, the CDC said.

The figure covers the period from May 1 to Aug. 31, the CDC said.     [FULL  STORY]

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