Oct 29, 2015

Taiwan: Dengue Fever Cases on the Rise

28,429 cases of dengue fever have been reported in Taiwan as of Thursday [28 October 2015], as reported by the local Centre for Disease Control. This represents an increase of 328 cases in 24 hours.

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The below article was published by Focus Taiwan


Taipei, Oct. 29 (CNA) The number of dengue fever infections reported in Taiwan since the start of May has reached 28,429, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Thursday.

The latest figure represents an increase of 328 cases from the previous day, the CDC said.

As of Wednesday, 21,523 cases had been reported in the southern municipality of Tainan and 6,402 in neighboring Kaohsiung, according to CDC figures.

In Tainan, the number of infections increased by 86 from the previous day, but that was 75 fewer new cases than reported on the same day last week in the city, the CDC said.

Kaohsiung, meanwhile, reported 233 new cases, 71 more than the increase on the same day last week, showing signs of an intensifying outbreak there, the agency said.

In 2014, Taiwan reported 15,732 dengue fever cases, the highest annual number since the authorities began keeping such records. Previous to that, the highest number of cases recorded in a single year was around 2,000, both in 2007 and 2010.


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