Outbreak of Locally Acquired Cases of Dengue Fever, Shetou, Changhua County, 2015

DOI: 10.6525/TEB.20160705.32(13).002

Shu-Hui Chang1*, Du-Ling Lin1, Chen-Pei Lin1, Tung-Chien Hsu2, Cheng-Fen Yang2, Ching-Fen Ko1,3, Hsin-Chun Lee1

2016 Vol.32 NO.13

Correspondence Author: Shu-Hui Chang1*

  • 1Central Regional Center, Centers for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan
  • 2Center for Research, Diagnostics and Vaccine Development, Centers for Disease Control,Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan
  • 3Department of Public Health of Tzu Chi University


On November 18, 2015, the Public Health Bureau of Changhua County was notified of a confirmed case of dengue fever. The patient, 34-year-old man, had fever for 3 days, and was a resident of Shetou township who had no history of recent travel off the town. Retrospective and prospective surveillance of potential cases with febrile illness within one month had identified 10 additional confirmed cases, with dates of onset ranging from late October to November 22. All the cases lived within 100-meter radius of the first case and had no history of travel to dengue endemic regions. The outbreak was stopped after the immediate implement of vector control measures

Keywords:Indigenous dengue fever, Community clustering