Dengue fever cases in Taiwan surpass 10,000

The current outbreak of dengue fever in Taiwan has now registered more than 10,000 cases with 18 deaths. Almost all the cases have been reported by the two cities of Tainan and Kaohsiung. In one day, the number of reported cases increased by 522 cases.

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Advice For Travellers

All 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.