Tainan re­ports more than 2,000 dengue fever cases

The China Post - - LOCAL -

The Tainan City Gov­ern­ment re­ported more than 2,000 dengue fever cases in the south­ern Tai­wan city on Wed­nes­day.

With the 178 new cases re­ported on Tues­day, Tainan has now reached a to­tal of 2,152 cases since the be­gin­ning of sum­mer. The most se­ri­ous re­gion was Tainan’s North Dis­trict, which was re­ported up to 1,032 cases.

Dengue fever has claimed the lives of four peo­ple so far this year — all in Tainan. Most of whom were el­ders and suf­fered from other chronic ill­nesses.

The na­tional Cen­ter for Dis­ease Con­trol (CDC) said Tues­day in a weekly re­port that most of the dengue fever cases in Tainan had been in­dige­nous, though there have been some im­ported cases from South­east Asian coun­tries.

Since early Au­gust, this mos­quito- borne dis­ease has been es­ca­lat­ing, es­pe­cially in the Tainan area.

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