Virus Outbreak: Returnee listed as a new case; dengue alert issued

LIMITS OF TESTING: The CECC said mass testing for COVID-19 may not be particularly beneficial, as blanket testing of travelers from the Philippines missed cases

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 05, 2020
By: Lee I-chia / Staff reporter

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday reported a new case of COVID-19, a Taiwanese woman who returned from the Philippines, while the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) urged people to avoid mosquito bites, as the risk of indigenous dengue fever is rising.

CDC Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥), the CECC’s spokesman, said that the new case is in her 50s and lives permanently in the Philippines.

The last record of her leaving Taiwan is in January and she returned to Taiwan alone on Sunday, Chuang said.

On arrival in Taiwan, the woman reported having a fever since Thursday last week, but did not consult a doctor, he said, adding that she had a slightly high body temperature of 37.7°C, coughing, phlegm and sore muscles, he said.    [FULL  STORY]

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