By Robert Herriman @bactiman63
The Department of Disease Control announced that a case of local dengue fever was newly diagnosed in Kaohsiung City on June 20. It is a 30-year-old man living in Luchuan District of Gushan District. He has no recent history of going abroad.
The patient developed fever, headache, muscle aches and body aches. He was confirmed to be infected with the dengue virus type 4. He is currently hospitalized.
So far this year, there have been 22 cases of local dengue fever in Taiwan, all living in Kaohsiung City, including 21 cases in Sanmin District (19 cases in Sanmin District, 1 case in Fengshan District and 1 in Gushan District) and 1 case in Qianzhen District.
In response to the addition of a confirmed case to the local dengue fever cluster in the Sanmin District of Kaohsiung, the epidemic prevention personnel continued to strengthen the prevention and control of the Jinshi Lake market.
In addition, there were 173 cases of overseas immigration. In the past month, the number of newly infected cases was more in Indonesia, Cambodia and the Philippines; the number of cases of overseas immigration was the highest in the past 10 years.
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