More dengue fever in Taiwan epidemic

With 326 new cases of dengue fever, the total in the on-going epidemic has reached more than 24,500 cases. While the municipality of Tainan continues to report the most cases, in neighbouring Kaohsiung, there have been increases to over 4,000 cases. Pingtung has registered nearly 100 cases. Overall, 106 people have died.

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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.