Dengue fever is soaring in Taiwan

With a total of 570 reported cases of dengue fever in the past 3 months, this outbreak is the worst in the past 11 years. Only 70 cases were reported for the same time period last year.

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.