In Tainan, Taiwan, there is an epidemic of dengue fever

Since May of this year, there has been a steady increase in the number of reported cases of dengue fever in the city of Tainan. So far the total has reached slightly more than 3,000 cases.

Advice

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.