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In a follow-up on the dengue fever outbreak in Taiwan, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported  55 new local cases of dengue fever in Taiwan last week (June 20 to June 26, 2023). The cases lived in Tainan City (54 cases) and Kaohsiung City (1 case).

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As of June 26 this year, there have been a total of 72 local cases in Taiwan, including 71 cases in Tainan City, mainly 51 cases in Rende District and 14 cases in East District.

The number of cases has reached the highest since the same period in 2017.

The virus types are all Dengue type 1 (DENV1).

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The CDC pointed out that in order to prevent the spread of the epidemic, the local government has expanded the work of breeding source removal, chemical control, and vector mosquito density investigations, and has set up community expanded blood collection stations. At the same time, it has carried out health monitoring of nearby residents and follow-up care for people seeking medical treatment with fever symptoms in clinics. and other epidemic prevention measures to reduce the risk of transmission; the CDC also formed a mobile epidemic prevention team to conduct community risk diagnosis and evaluation of prevention and control effectiveness to ensure the effectiveness of prevention and control.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reminds that it is currently the dengue fever epidemic season, and all age groups are at risk of infection. It reminds the public to be vigilant, conduct regular inspections, remove water containers inside and outside the house, strengthen environmental rectification and eliminate breeding sources, and avoid the breeding of vector mosquitoes; outdoor activities Please wear light-colored long-sleeved underwear and use mosquito repellent approved by government agencies. If you have suspected symptoms of dengue fever, such as fever, headache, posterior eye socket pain, muscle and joint pain, rash, etc., you should seek medical treatment as soon as possible. If you are diagnosed with dengue fever by a doctor, please follow the doctor’s instructions. Avoid being bitten by mosquitoes within a few days, and pay attention to whether you have warning signs of dengue fever (abdominal pain and tenderness, persistent vomiting, mucous membrane bleeding, lethargy, restlessness, etc.) and whether you are in high-risk groups such as chronic disease patients, pregnant women, infants, and the elderly. In order to reduce the occurrence of severe dengue fever, medical institutions are also requested to use dengue fever NS1 rapid screening reagents in a timely manner to assist diagnosis and report early, so as to facilitate the health units to take prevention and control work.