By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

The Taiwan CDC reported a new locally transmitted dengue fever case in a 40-year-old woman in Longhuali, Guishan District, Taoyuan City. She has no recent history of going abroad.

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According to the statistics of the Department of Disease Control and Prevention, there have been a total of 70 local cases of dengue fever in Taiwan this year, 48 of which live in New Taipei City (37 cases in Three Gorges District, 3 cases in Luzhou District and Linkou District, 2 cases in Tucheng District, Banqiao District, 1 case each in Shulin District and Zhonghe District), 22 cases live in Taoyuan City (15 cases in Taoyuan District, 5 cases in Guishan District, 1 case each in Bade District and Zhongli District).

In addition, 61 imported dengue cases have been reported, mostly from Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines.

The Department of Disease Control has reminded that the recent increase in rainfall opportunities in the northern region is still an active period for vector mosquitoes. People are requested to strengthen “patrolling, dumping, cleaning, and brushing” to clean up the indoor and outdoor environment and remove stagnant water containers to avoid the formation of breeding sources. Increase the risk of the epidemic; if you need to spend a long time outdoors, please wear light-colored long-sleeved clothes and use government agencies approved anti-mosquito agents containing DEET or Picaridin. Once the public has suspected symptoms such as fever, headache, nausea, rash, posterior orbital pain, and joint pain, they should seek medical attention as soon as possible and inform their travel history.