New Taipei’s Linkou District reports dengue fever case: CDC

Taipei,  Dengue fever is continuing to reach other parts of New Taipei, with a case of indigenous dengue fever infection now reported in the city’s Linkou District, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Monday.

The patient, a man in his 50s, developed muscle pain, dizziness and fatigue between Oct. 5 and 15, CDC deputy head Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) said.

The man sought medical attention several times during the 11-day period and was eventually diagnosed with dengue fever at a local hospital on Oct. 15.

Chuang said the Linkou resident usually commutes from Zhonghu Village where he lives to Nanshi Village for work, and spends some leisure time at a nearby farm, but the source of his infection has yet to be determined.

According to the CDC, local authorities have been disinfecting areas around where the man lives.

So far this year, Taiwan has reported 66 indigenous dengue fever cases, of which 46 are in New Taipei (37 in Sanxia, three in Luzhou, two in Tucheng, and one each in Banqiao, Zhonghe, Shulin and Linkou), and 20 are in Taoyuan, CDC data shows.


Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

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