Travelers urged to beware dengue and chikungunya

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 22, 2019
By: Staff writer, with CNA

People traveling abroad this summer should protect themselves against mosquito-borne diseases such

The entrance to the Ministry of Health and Welfare is pictured in Taipei on April 30.
Photo: Lin Hui-chin, Taipei Times

as chikungunya fever and dengue fever, which have been on the rise in recent months, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warned yesterday.

All confirmed cases of chikungunya fever in Taiwan this year have been imported from Myanmar (three cases), the Maldives (three), Indonesia (two), Thailand (one), the Philippines (one) and Malaysia (one), the centers said, citing data from Monday last week.

The global outbreak of chikungunya fever has been severe this year, with Thailand reporting 4,500 cases, the Maldives nearly 1,300 cases, Malaysia 283 and Singapore 21, the centers said, citing data from June and early July.

In Brazil, more than 66,000 possible cases of chikungunya fever had been reported as of June 8, while about 10,000 cases had been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as of June 9, the centers said.    [FULL  STORY]

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