The Taiwan CDC reported an additional 581 dengue fever cases Wednesday putting the country’s total to 7,453, according to recently released data.

Taiwan map/CIA
Taiwan map/CIA

Tainan City reported more than 87 percent (507) of the new cases yesterday.

As dengue activity continues to peak, the number of cases in Tainan City is increasing rapidly and the number of cases in Kaohsiung City is also on the rise.

Taiwan CDC advises when dengue fever is diagnosed, please follow the doctor’s instructions in completing the treatment, drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration, and rest at home as much as possible. In addition, dengue patients are also advised to avoid getting mosquito bites within five days after the onset of the disease in order to prevent further spread of the virus through other mosquitoes.

As thoroughly eliminating vector breeding sources is the most effective way to prevent dengue fever, the public is once again urged to reinforce the removing of vector-breeding sites in and around their residences to ward off infection and ensure their own health and the health of others.

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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