Four new dengue fever cases reported in Taiwan

Taipei, Four new indigenous cases of dengue fever were reported Wednesday in Taiwan, bringing the total number so far this year to 134, according the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Two of the new infections were in Taichung, the most severely hit area in the country with a total of 72 indigenous dengue fever cases so far this year, the CDC said in a statement.

The other two new cases were in New Taipei and Kaohsiung, it said.

Among Taiwan's 22 cities and counties, New Taipei has had the second largest number of dengue fever cases this year, which totaled 39, followed by Kaohsiung with 10 cases, Changhua County 7, Taipei and Chiayi County two each, and Tainan and Taoyuan one each, CDC data showed.

The CDC reminded the public to take precautionary measures when traveling to dengue infected areas, and to seek treatment as soon as possible if symptoms such as fever, headache, severe muscle and joint pain, eye pain and skin rash become apparent.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel