CDC urges for more public aware­ness of dengue fever

The China Post - - LOCAL -

Tai­wan’s Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol (CDC) urged the public Thurs­day not to ig­nore symptoms re­lated to dengue fever, as re­cent statis­tics show an in­creas­ing num­ber of cases that have not sought treat­ment. While no spe­cific surge in the dis­ease has been re­ported com­pared with last year, the pe­riod be­tween the time a pa­tient de­vel­ops dengue fever symptoms and sees a doc­tor has in­creased from an av­er­age of 3.3 days to ap­prox­i­mately 4 to 6 days, CDC of­fi­cials said.

Both the pa­tients and the doc­tors should pay more at­ten­tion to the con­nec­tion be­tween the symptoms and the dis­ease, es­pe­cially in the wake of re­cent wet weather, the CDC said.

As the plum rain sea­son ap­proaches, wa­ter in un­used con­tain­ers should be drained of­ten to pre­vent the mos­qui­toes that carry the virus from breed­ing, it said.

As of April 20, there had been 100 in­dige­nous dengue fever cases re­ported, mostly in south­ern Tai­wan’s Kaoh­si­ung city, ac­cord­ing to the agency.

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