Another death due to dengue fever in Taiwan

Another death due to dengue fever has been registered in Taiwan. So far this year, there have been 13,919 reported cases of this infection along with 17 deaths. Among the cases, 119 people have had the severe form of the infection called dengue haemorrhagic fever.

Travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Many persons with dengue fever do not seek medical care and are not reported to health authorities. There may be many more cases in the community than the reports indicate.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Dengue Fever.

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