By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The Taiwan Department of Disease Control (DDC) announced today that there were 2 new cases of local dengue fever in Tainan.


The cases include a 70-year-old male and a 40-year-old female in Chongming, Eastern District. The two were living together and had no recent history in the country.

Dengue virus type 2 was confirmed by laboratory testing.

This brings the total locally transmitted dengue in Taiwan to 58–Kaohsiung City (44) and Tainan City (14). In addition, 227 dengue cases have been reported as imported.

Recently, some cities and counties in Taiwan have experienced heavy rainfall, and some areas have accumulated water or flooding.

This has prompted the DDC to remind the public to inspect and rectify the community environment and clean up the water storage containers to reduce the density of vector mosquitoes. If you have fever, headache, posterior orbital pain, muscle and joint pain, rash and other suspected dengue fever symptoms, you should seek medical advice as soon as possible.