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Taipei City Hall being disinfected after dengue fever case

Taipei City Hall being disinfected after dengue fever case

Taipei, Nov. 2 (CNA) Authorities disinfected Taipei City Hall Monday night after a 31-year-old employee there was confirmed to be infected with dengue fever. The measures were being carried out on the building's top floor and floors seven through nine, in its two basement floors and its parking lot and in all of its public spaces, and they will be repeated next Monday. The woman who came down with dengue fever was hospitalized on Oct. 29 after she developed a fever following a trip to Kaohsiung and Liouciou Township in Pingtung County between Oct. 16 and 18. She was confirmed to be infected with dengue fever on Sunday and has since returned home after being treated at a local hospital. As of 10 a.m. Monday, there have been 118 confirmed cases of dengue fever in Taipei since the outbreak began in May, including 64 indigenous cases and 54 cases imported from other countries, according to Taipei's Department of Health. As of Monday, 129 people in Taiwan have died of the mosquito-borne disease, with 106 of the fatalities coming in Tainan, 21 in Kaohsiung and two in Pingtung. Dengue fever is an influenza-like viral disease spread by the bite of infected mosquitoes. The symptoms include high fevers, skin rashes, severe headaches, and muscle and joint pain. In a small number of cases, the disease can develop into hemorrhagic dengue fever, which can be fatal. (By Ku Chuan and Christie Chen)


Updated : 2021-09-28 00:44 GMT+08:00