Taiwan records first case of Chikungunya this year

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/05/01
By: Chen Wei-ting and Emerson Lim

Taipei, May 1 (CNA) An Indonesian migrant worker in central Taiwan has been diagnosed

CDC deputy director-general Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) / CNA file photo

with Chikungunya fever, the first case in Taiwan this year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Wednesday.

The woman developed a fever and runny nose on April 26, during a six-week visit to her home country with her husband, also an Indonesian working in Taiwan, CDC deputy director-general Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) told reporters.

The couple was stopped by airport inspectors upon her return to Taiwan on April 28, he noted.

Follow-up tests confirmed that the woman was infected with Chikungunya virus, Chuang said, adding that she most likely contracted the disease in Indonesia because the virus has an incubation period of 3-7 days.    [FULL  STORY]

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