By: Chen Wei-ting and Emerson Lim
Taipei, May 1 (CNA) An Indonesian migrant worker in central Taiwan has been diagnosed
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]