By: Lee Hsin-Yin
Taipei, Aug. 13 (CNA) A 73-year-old man in Tainan, southern Taiwan, died of dengue
fever with severe complications, the first death reported in the country so far this summer due to the mosquito-borne disease, health officials said Thursday.
The victim, who had a history of diabetes, high blood pressure and chronic kidney disease, died Aug. 10, three days after developing dengue symptoms, officials said.
Both his wife and son were also infected at around the same time, making three out of four confirmed cases in the neighborhood, said Lin Sheng-che (林聖哲), head of the Tainan City Department of Health.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as of Aug. 11, there had been 775 indigenous dengue fever cases this year, the highest figure since 2010. [FULL STORY]