By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported an additional locally transmitted dengue fever infection this week. The patient is a male in his 50s who lives in Zhongtaili, Taoyuan District, Taoyuan City, and developed fever, headache, joint pain and general weakness.

Aedes mosquito
Aedes aegypti image/CDC

He was diagnosed with dengue fever type 1 by the dengue fever NS1 fast screen .

According to the statistics of the Department of Disease Control and Prevention, there have been 15 cases of local dengue fever in Taiwan this year to date, 14 of them live in Taoyuan City, and 1 case live in New Taipei City.

The CDC once again called for the recent high temperatures and rains in the country, reminding the public to “patrol, dump, clean, and brush” after rain to actively clean up the environment and remove the breeding source of vector mosquitoes. In addition, if the public has symptoms of dengue fever, they should seek medical attention as soon as possible and actively inform the history of tourism activities. At the same time, medical institutions should also be vigilant and strengthen inquiries about TOCC (travel history, occupation history, contact history, group history), and use the Dengue NS1 quick screening reagent to assist in the diagnosis, and report early to facilitate the prevention and treatment of the health unit.