Timeliness of Dengue Fever Reporting, Tainan City, 2014DOI: 10.6525/TEB.20160705.32(13).001
Pei-Ling Lee1＊, Hsiu-Hua Pai2, Yu-Fang Chou3, Chin-Hsien Wang1,Cheng-Sheng Lin1, Jen-Te Wang1, Mei-Chy Wang4, Pi-Long Lio1
2016 Vol.32 NO.13
Correspondence Author： Pei-Ling Lee1＊
The magnitude of dengue epidemic is affected by climate condition, vector distribution, and prevention and control efforts. In Tainan City, during 2014, the average days from illness onset to medical attendance was 0.8 for confirmed dengue cases, and the average days from onset to notification was 4.4. The majority of reports (n = 202, 49%) were from medical centers. Timely reporting of dengue fever cases facilitates subsequent disease controls. We recommended enhancing awareness of local clinics, reminding physicians of dengue symptoms, and increasing patient compliance with reporting and control efforts.