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Dengue fever cases top 5,000 in Taiwan

2015/09/05 12:59:29

Taipei, Sept. 5 (CNA) The number of dengue fever cases recorded in Taiwan since the start of summer this year has increased to 5,186, with 88 percent of them reported in the southern municipality of Tainan, the Centers for Disease Control said Saturday.

As of Friday, 4,585 infections had been reported in Tainan, an increase of 470 cases from the previous day.

The neighboring city of Kaohsiung had 519 cases, while other cities and counties had far fewer, with Pingtung reporting 20, New Taipei 13, Taichung 11, Taoyuan nine, Hsinchu County six, Chiayi County six and Hsinchu City three.

Keelung, Taipei and Chiayi cities have each reported two cases, while Hualien, Yilan, Nantou, Yunlin, Miaoli, Kinmen, Changhua and Penghu counties have each recorded one case.

(By Chen Wei-ting and Y.F. Low)
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