Cases of dengue fever in Tainan rise to a new high

The China Post - - LOCAL -

Tainan in South­ern Tai­wan re­ported 102 new dengue fever cases last week, a new high for the same pe­riod in nearly a decade, the Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol (CDC) said Tues­day.

The CDC said that 124 cases were re­ported in Tai­wan as a whole be­tween July 28 and Aug. 3. Among them, 114 were in­dige­nous cases, while 10 were im­ported, in­clud­ing six from the Philip­pines and one each from In­done­sia, Viet­nam, Thai­land and Cam­bo­dia.

Of the 114 in­dige­nous cases, 102 were re­ported in Tainan, 10 in Kaoh­si­ung and one each in Chi­ayi and Ping­tung coun­ties.

In view of the rapid growth in the num­ber of new cases, in­di­cat­ing a spread of the mosquito­borne dis­ease, the CDC has urged the public to get rid of stand­ing wa­ter in their en­vi­ron­ments that serve as breed­ing grounds for the mosquitoes.

The num­ber of dengue fever cases in Tainan since May had ac­cu­mu­lated to 330 as of Aug. 3.

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