The dengue fever outbreak in the Taiwanese southern city of Tainan appears to be under control as health officials reported less than two dozen cases Sunday. However, in Kaohsiung City, Taiwanese health officials say that dengue activity is at it’s peak as 210 new cases were reported putting the case tally in the city over 9,000.
The Kaohsiung City Government completed the implementation of the fourth phase of vector site cleaning program on November 8 and will soon begin inspection activities to evaluate the outcome of the aforementioned efforts. On the other hand, the Tainan City Government has completed vector control and inspection activities.
Since this summer, a cumulative total of 31,756 indigenous dengue cases, including 22,162 cases in Tainan City, 9,024 cases in Kaohsiung City, 175 cases in Pingtung City and imported and sporadic cases in other cities in counties, have been confirmed. 141 deaths have been reported.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) for Dengue Outbreak reminds the public to continue to empty and clean vector breeding sites to maintain effective dengue control.