By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

Taiwan’s Department of Disease Control announced 7 new cases of local dengue fever in Chang’an Lane, Taoyuan District, Taoyuan City.

Aedes aegypti/CDC

The Department of Disease Control stated that the new cases today all live in Chang’an Lane, Taoyuan City, within 100 meters of the home of a previously announced case.

In order to prevent the spread of the epidemic, the health unit has completed chemical control sprays inside and outside the home and removal of breeding sources. In addition, it will continue to strengthen the investigation and prevention of the epidemic around the case activity area, and implement the local public health education and medical institutions to notify the police.

Aedes aegypti mosquito

According to the statistics of the Department of Disease Control, there have been 9 locally acquired cases in 2020 to date, all living in Taoyuan City, and a total of 56 travel associated cases.

The Department of Disease Control once again urged that there have been continuous afternoon showers in various parts of the country recently, and people are requested to strengthen environmental rectification and removal of breeding sources after the rain, and implement “patrol, dump, clean, and brush” to reduce the density of vector mosquitoes. In addition, medical institutions are also requested to be vigilant, and be sure to inquire about the TOCC (travel history, occupation history, contact history, group history) of the patient. If it is a suspected case, use the dengue NS1 rapid screening reagent to assist in the diagnosis and report it as soon as possible.