An Imported Dengue Cluster in Taiwanese Businessmen from IndonesiaDOI: 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
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.