An Imported Dengue Cluster in Taiwanese Businessmen from Indonesia

DOI: 10.6525/TEB.20150908.31(17).003

Hsin-Lun Lee, Yu-Fang Tsai, Jiunn-Shyan Julian Wu, Shin-Hao Liu, Jer-Jea Yen

2015 Vol.31 NO.17

Correspondence Author: Hsin-Lun Lee

  • Taipei Regional Center, Centers for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan


During the 2015 Chinese New Year holidays, three cases of dengue fever have been confirmed and reported to the Taipei Regional Center, Centers for Disease Control. The first case-patient is a Taiwanese businessman working in Indonesia who was returning to Yilan for the holidays. The following two case-patients, business partners of the index case, visited him in Indonesia and stayed in his factory to discuss business before returning to Taiwan. After detailed epidemiological investigation, these three patients were confirmed as an imported dengue cluster from Indonesia. In recent years, due to climate change, and frequent global business trading, we should be more alert about imported dengue fever and explore possible cases by detailed epidemiological investigation in order to prevent outbreak of domestic dengue fever.

Keywords:Dengue fever;Imported infectious disease;Taiwanese businessman