With addition of 377 locally acquired dengue fever cases, including 301 from Kaohsiung City alone, the total dengue fever cases that have been seen in Taiwan this year has reached a cumulative total of 30,298 since the summer.
The number of cases in Kaohsiung City continues to rise from week to week, while the dengue situation in Tainan continues its decline.
To date, 21,942 cases have been reported in Tainan City, 7,822 cases in Kaohsiung City, 153 cases in Pingtung City and imported and sporadic cases in other cities in counties, have been confirmed.
12 new deaths associated with dengue infection, including 11 men and 1 woman, were confirmed this week. 8 resided in Kaohsiung City and 4 resided in Tainan City.
Thus far, a cumulative total of 141 deaths, including 110 deaths in Tainan City, 29 deaths in Kaohsiung City, and 2 deaths in Pingtung City, were found to be linked with dengue infection.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) for Dengue Outbreak urges the public to remain vigilant for dengue fever, reinforce emptying and cleaning of vector breeding sites by scrubbing and take precautions against mosquito bites.
Robert Herriman is a microbiologist and the Editor-in-Chief of Outbreak News Today and the Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch
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