The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported today (computer translated) on a locally-transmitted dengue fever cluster in the northern Xinbei City .

Aedes aegypti/CDC
Aedes aegypti/CDC

CDC says a 50-year-old woman living in Qionglinli, Xinzhuang District, Xinbei City, was found to have expanded the epidemic by the Health Bureau. On July 14, she was treated twice because of fever and muscle soreness. The notified test was confirmed yesterday (17th); at present, in the case of household mosquito isolation, the same person who lives in the same place is undoubtedly symptomatic.

According to the investigation by the health unit, there was no history of going abroad during the incubation period. The home case and the local case (Xinzhuang District student) diagnosed by the Department of Disease Control and Prevention on July 10 were less than 50 meters away, and the interval between the two people was less than 14 days. The study judged this as a local dengue fever gathering event, which is the same cluster of infection.

In order to prevent the spread of the epidemic, the local government has set up a government-level and district-level response center. In addition to continuing to track the health of the case-contacters and conducting an epidemic investigation into the Qionglinli area of Xinzhuang District, the local government has also mobilized to promote the entire district of Xinzhuang District.

Source removal, environmental spurt and public education. The Department of Diseases and Diseases has called for the current active period of vector mosquitoes to be alert and to cope with the various preventive measures taken by the government. In case of fever, headache, posterior orbital pain, muscle and joint pain, rash and other suspected symptoms, be sure to seek medical advice as soon as possible.

In Taiwan to date, three indigenous dengue cases have been reported– 2 cases in Xinbei City and 1 case in Kaohsiung City. In addition to the local cases, health officials have seen 109 imported dengue fever cases.