Dengue fever appears to be spreading in Taiwan

With 16 newly reported cases of dengue fever in Pingtung County, the outbreak appears to be spreading gradually spread in Pingtung City. There have been 151 cases reported from this county, along with Taipei City, Kaohsiung, and New Taipei City. There may be many more unreported cases of dengue since counting and reporting cases may be hampered by lack of local access to health care, and many persons with mild illness may not seek health care. Travellers to areas where the dengue fever virus is active can reduce their risk of exposure to dengue fever virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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