Exploring the Effectiveness of Dengue Outbreak Control Measures, Chun-Ri Township, Ping-Tung County, 2013

DOI: 10.6525/TEB.20150811.31(15).002

Hsin-Fan Chien*, Yen-Chang Tuan, Min-Nan Hung, Mei-Ju Chen, Chiou-Yueh You, Chao-Ching Chang

2015 Vol.31 NO.15

Correspondence Author: Hsin-Fan Chien

  • Kaohsiung-Pingtung Regional Center, Centers for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Welfare


In April 2013, a dengue outbreak occurred in Chunri Township, Pingtung County, an area rarely reporting dengue. With the cooperation between Taiwan Centers for Diseases Control and the local government, the effect of control measures was fair, halting the outbreak involving a total of 36 cases within 3 months. Analysis of risk factors for dengue incidence revealed that higher vector indexes and poor law enforcement were associated with increased dengue occurrence two weeks later. Thorough vector breeding sources elimination facilitated by law enforcement is crucial in the control of dengue epidemics.

Keywords:Indigenous dengue; Control measures; Coordination and cooperation; Law enforcement; Source reduction