Health authorities with the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported yesterday on the first indigenous dengue case in Pingtung County this summer. The case is a 58-year-old female had never had dengue fever before and has no history of chronic conditions. The case’s primary areas of daily activities are places around her residence.
Thus far this year, as of June 28, 2016, a cumulative total of 373 indigenous dengue cases, including 340 cases in Kaohsiung City, 21 cases in Pingtung County, 7 cases in Tainan City, and 5 cases in 5 other counties and cities, have been confirmed in Taiwan. The majority of the cases occurred during the outbreak that started last year.
The onset dates for the last reported cases in Pingtung County, Tainan City and Kaohsiung City respectively are January 28, March 15 and April 19, 2016. On the other hand, a cumulative total of 135 imported dengue cases have been confirmed in Taiwan and they were mostly from Southeast Asian countries, including Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.