Taiwan reports 38 ‘locally acquired’ dengue cases in past week, health officials mobilize to support elimination of mosquito breeding sites

Outbreak News Today
Date: July 21, 2015
By: Staff

After reporting 44 additional dengue fever cases, including 38 locally acquired cases during

Aedes aegypti mosquito feeding on a human host/CDC

Aedes aegypti mosquito feeding on a human host/CDC

the past week, Taiwan health officials report mobilizing  staff members to support the inspection activities on the management and patrolling of houses, building and lands managed by central government agencies to eliminate possible vector breeding sources and set an example for the public to follow suit.

The Taiwan CDC reports during July 14 and 20, 2015, a total of 44 new dengue cases, including 38 indigenous dengue cases and 6 imported dengue cases from Myanmar, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam, were confirmed in Taiwan. Among the indigenous cases, 32 were confirmed in Tainan City, 4 were confirmed in Kaohsiung City, 1 was confirmed in Chiayi County and 1 was confirmed in Taichung City. Thus far this year, a cumulative total of 233 indigenous dengue cases have been confirmed in Taiwan and 131 cases have been confirmed since May.

Earlier this year, on April 24, the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) convened a “Dengue Epidemic Coordination and Management Meeting”, which instructed relevant central government agencies to reinforce the management and patrolling of houses, buildings and lands managed by to eliminate possible vector breeding site even when there is not outbreak.     [FULL  STORY]

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