Taiwan reports first indigenous dengue fever case of summer

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/06/28
By: Chen Wei-ting and Christie Chen

Taipei, June 28 (CNA) A woman in the southern city of Pingtung became the first reported

CNA file photo

CNA file photo

indigenous dengue fever case in Taiwan this summer when she was confirmed Tuesday to have the disease.

The 58-year-old woman sought medical treatment June 24, after she experienced symptoms that included fever, headache and thirst, Chou Jih-haw (周志浩), deputy director-general of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), said Tuesday.

The woman was hospitalized again June 26, when the hospital reported her as a suspected case of dengue fever. She was later confirmed to have the mosquito-borne disease and is now recovering at home, Chou said.

The woman had never been infected with the disease before, and she had no chronic health conditions, according to the CDC.     [FULL  STORY]

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