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Dengue fever causes at least 10 deaths since May: CDC

Dengue fever causes at least 10 deaths since May: CDC

Taipei, Sept. 2 (CNA) The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed Wednesday that 10 people have died of dengue fever since May 1, with seven other deaths suspected of having been caused by the mosquito-borne disease still being investigated. The CDC said experts concluded that out of the 19 deaths in Taiwan so far this summer suspected to have been caused by dengue fever, 10 have been confirmed as dengue fatalities. Two of the 19 cases were ruled out as dengue fever, with the remaining seven cases remaining to be examined, the agency said. The 10 confirmed cases consist of four women and six men, aged between 49 and 90, the CDC said, adding that nine of them lived in Tainan, while the 10th lived in Kaohsiung, both in southern Taiwan. Most of the deceased suffered from underlying chronic disease, including diabetes, cancer and high blood pressure, said CDC Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang (???). (By Lung Pei-ning and Lee Hsin-Yin)


Updated : 2021-09-22 17:40 GMT+08:00