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Dengue fever cases continue to increase in Taiwan

Dengue fever cases continue to increase in Taiwan

Taipei, Sept. 14 (CNA) The number of dengue fever cases recorded since May has increased to 9,566, with 9,409 or 98.35 percent of the total occurring in Tainan and Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Monday. By comparison, a record high of 15,732 dengue fever cases were recorded in Taiwan last year, far more than the previous high of around 2,000 registered in 2007 and 2010. The latest figure represents an increase of 463 cases from the previous day.
As of Sunday, 8,429 cases had been reported in Tainan, an increase of 407 cases, the CDC said. In neighboring Kaohsiung, the number had increased to 980, compared with 936 a day before. Dengue fever is a potentially fatal disease spread by mosquitoes, mainly during the summer months. The outbreak last year peaked in October and subsided in January this year. (By Lee Ming-tsung and Jay Chen)


Updated : 2021-09-19 10:41 GMT+08:00