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Kaohsiung redoubling dengue control efforts after 5,000th case

Kaohsiung redoubling dengue control efforts after 5,000th case

Taipei, Oct. 22 (CNA) Disease control efforts against dengue fever will be elevated in the southern city of Kaohsiung, where more than 5,000 cases have been reported since May 1, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Thursday. As of the previous day, the city had reported 5,072 cases, an increase of 162 cases from a day earlier. Nationwide, 26,353 cases had been reported, including 20,823 cases in neighboring Tainan, where the mosquito-borne disease has been centered this year. More disease control efforts are needed in Kaohsiung as the outbreak there intensifies, while Tainan has begun to see the outbreak subside, the CDC said. The focus in Kaohsiung will be on the removal of vector breeding sites to prevent further spread of the disease, it said. Dengue fever has claimed a total of 122 lives so far this year in Taiwan, the CDC said, adding that 24,217 patients have recovered from the disease, while 36 remain in intensive care units. (By Lee Hsin-Yin)


Updated : 2021-09-22 16:00 GMT+08:00