Date: Jul 01, 2019
By: Lee I-chia / Staff reporter
The first case this year of indigenous dengue fever outside of Kaohsiung was confirmed on Saturday inTainan’s Yongkang District (永康), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said.
The Tainan Public Health Bureau on Saturday said it had received a report about a suspected case of indigenous dengue in Jiading Borough (甲頂) at about noon on Friday, and held an emergency response meeting on Saturday morning.
The CDC on Saturday evening said a 37-year-old resident of Jiading was confirmed to have dengue, making him the first case outside of Kaohsiung.
The man had not traveled abroad recently, and he told doctors he had begun to experience fever, joint and muscle pain, loss of appetite and rashes starting on June 22. He sought medical treatment three times between Sunday and Wednesday last week. [FULL STORY]