CDC urges vig­i­lance as dengue fever threat rises

The China Post - - LOCAL -

The Cen­ters f or Dis­ease Con­trol ( CDC) on Fri­day urged the public to take pre­cau­tions against dengue fever, as more cases of the mos­quito-borne dis­ease were con­firmed re­cently.

Tai­wan has re­ported 149 in­dige­nous dengue fever cases this year as of June 22, about twice the num­ber seen in the same pe­riod in 2014, ac­cord­ing to the agency.

Dur­ing t he week of June 16- 22, nine in­dige­nous cases were con­firmed, the CDC said.

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