Dengue fever epidemic in Taiwan continues to increase rapidly

Reported cases of dengue fever are now approaching 20,000 in the current epidemic affecting the island. There have been 56 deaths. The municipalities of Tainan (more than 16,639 cases) and Kaohsiung continue to be the most affected.

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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.