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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Taiwan : Taipei reports two locally acquired dengue fever cases

Article via Taipei Times :

Two cases of locally acquired dengue fever have been reported in Taipei, marking the first emergence of the tropical disease in the city this year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said yesterday.
The centers urged the public to avoid coming in contact with or producing pools of stagnant water to avoid a cluster infection.
Five locally acquired dengue fever cases were confirmed between Aug. 20 and Monday, three of which occurred in Pingtung County and two in Taipei, the health agency said, adding that 10 imported cases have also been reported over the same period.
The two cases of infection in Taipei afflicted a man and a woman, both aged 25. The pair first experienced the onset of the disease’s symptoms on Aug. 14.
None of the people who had close contact with the two individuals have developed any suspicious symptoms, the CDC said."

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