Dengue fever reaching alarming levels in Taiwan

With 511 new cases of dengue fever reported last week, the total for the year has reached 2,589 cases. Kaohsiung has reported the most cases including several cases of the more serious dengue haemorrhagic fever and at least 5 deaths.

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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