By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

Dengue fever

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The Department of Disease Control announced today of two additional locally transmitted dengue fever cases in Tainan City.

The cases were reported in women in their 70s in the Kaishan Mountains in the Central and Western District. There is no history of going abroad, no history of activities in Kaohsiung City and Yongkang City in Tainan City and they mainly stayed home.

So far in 2019, Taiwan has reported 31 cases of local dengue fever–28 cases in Kaohsiung City (25 cases in Sanmin District, 1 case in Fengshan District, Gushan District and Qianzhen District) and 3 cases in Tainan City (2 cases in Central and Western District, 1 case in Yongkang District).

Japanese encephalitis

In addition, health officials reported another Japanese encephalitis case. The patient is a 30-year-old woman from Puxin Township, Changhua County. She has no recent history of foreign travel.

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She was hospitalized and has since recovered and been discharged.

There are 11 confirmed cases (including 1 death) in the current year, including 4 cases in Kaohsiung City, 2 cases in Chiayi City and Pingtung County, 1 case in Chiayi County, Hsinchu County and Changhua County.


Finally, health authorities reported three additional enterovirus 71 (EV-71) cases in children. The three severe cases were a 3-year-old boy in the middle, a 7-year-old boy in the south and a 1-year-old boy in the east.

The incidence of the three was between June 12 and June 19. Children with fever, nasal congestion, broken mouth, rapid heartbeat, asthma and abdominal pain; southern 7-year-old boy with hands shaking and lower limb weakness, confusion, convulsions and foaming at the mouth; eastern 1 year old boy has fever The rash of the hands and feet, the broken mouth, the muscles, and the weakness of the lower right limb. All the three people were diagnosed as having enterovirus 71 infection and severe disease. Fortunately, the recovery was good after treatment and was discharged.

This year, a total of 16 severe cases of enterovirus have been reported– enterovirus 71 (10 cases), and others were infected with enterovirus D68 (2 cases).

The incidence of enterovirus in China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore is rising in China.