The number of dengue fever cases in Taiwan increased by another 1,353 indigenous and imported cases, bring the country total to a cumulative total of 11,953 (213 being imported).
As has been the situation all season, Kaohsiung City reported the bulk of the cases with 1,313 that were locally acquired.
During the week from Nov. 11 to Nov. 17, 20 cases of the more serious variety, dengue hemorrhagic fever were reported, 19 from Kaohsiung City.
The Taiwan CDC says so far this year, a cumulative total of 100 cases of dengue hemorrhagic fever have been confirmed this year. Of the cases, 69 have been discharged from the hospital, 15 died, and 16 are still hospitalized.
The number of cases in 2014 far exceeds the 2013 total of 86o cases.
Since the number of dengue hemorrhagic fever cases has continued to increase, Taiwan CDC once again urges people who have been previously infected with one or more types of dengue virus and those with chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes and liver disease or cancer to pay additional attention to dengue prevention and take personal precautions against mosquito bites to prevent dengue fever and consequently dengue hemorrhagic fever.