The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced two new indigenous dengue cases. The two cases respectively are a 65-year-old female who resides in Kaohsiung City and a 23-year-old female who resides in Tainan City.
Both cases are the first dengue case confirmed in the respective city since this summer.
As of July 19, 2016, a cumulative total of 375 indigenous dengue cases, including 341 cases in Kaohsiung City, 21 cases in Pingtung County, 8 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.
Taiwan CDC urges the public to empty and clean any potential vector breeding sites in and around the home periodically in order to prevent dengue transmission. Travelers planning to visit areas affected by vector-borne diseases are urged to take precautions against mosquito bites. If symptoms such as fever, headache, retroorbital pain, myalgia, arthralgia, and rash develop, please seek immediate medical attention and inform the doctor of any relevant medical history, recent travel history and activity to facilitate prompt diagnosis and case reporting.
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