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106 cases of imported dengue fever reported in Taiwan this year

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Asia   The number of imported dengue fever reached the highest level

A total of 106 cases of imported dengue fever have been reported in Taiwan this year, including 34 cases from Indonesia, 26 from Vietnam, and 12 each from the Philippines and Malaysia, Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Tuesday.


The number of imported dengue fever reached the highest level for the same period in nearly 10 years, according to the CDC data.

The latest infection cases included three tourists who just returned to Taiwan after participating in a 110-person group tour to the Maldives archipelago from late March to early April.

Two of the travelers developed a fever, headaches and muscle aches in the Maldives, while the other patient showed the same symptoms two days after returning to Taiwan, according to CDC.

Tests results confirmed that the three persons were infected with dengue fever and all three patients have recovered, the CDC said.


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