Fengshan City of Kaohsiung County

S.F. Lee

1995 Vol.11 NO.4

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There have been several island-wide outbreaks of dengue fever in Taiwan since the 18th Century. These outbreaks have occurred in the Penghu (1922), in Tainan (1931), Island-wide (1942), in Ryuchiu (1981) plus several in Kaohsiung, Pingtung and Fengshan areas (1987, 1988)(1). It is noted that these outbreaks cover primarily the southern part of Taiwan: Kaohsiung City, Kaohsiung County, and Pingtung County. An outbreak which started in the Tsoying area of Kaohsiung City from mid-July to mid-September of 1994 had a cumulative total of 101 identified and confirmed indigenous cases. 99 cases of them were located in the Tsoying area and the other 2 cases were found in Fengshan City of Kaohsiung County. An investigation was therefore conducted in Fengshan area to study more about dengue fever infection; to actively identify suspected cases and to learn how much the public knows about the prevention and control of dengue fever.