The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced the first domestic case of dengue fever  in the country this year. The patient is a 30-year-old male living in Yushanli, Taoyuan District, Taoyuan City.

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He sought medical care on July 15 and 19 due to successive symptoms of fever and skin rash. On Monday, the result of the dengue fever NS1 quick screening was positive, and the hospital reported that it was confirmed to be infected with dengue fever type 1 today.

The CDC stated that the case had no recent history of foreign travel. The main activity was outside Taoyuan City and Taoyuan District’s home, and he had traveled to Zhongshan District, Taipei City and other places for business.

So far this year, a total of 56 cases of dengue fever have been imported from abroad.

Officials remind the public 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; also remind local governments to pay special attention to returning from Southeast Asia Taiwan’s home quarantine subjects should pay attention to their health. If they have fever, headache, posterior orbital pain, muscle joint pain, rash and other suspected symptoms, they should arrange for medical treatment as soon as possible to strengthen dengue fever inspection.