Preliminary Report of Outbreak Investigation on Dengue Fever in South Taiwan

Drs. Kuo-Tung

1987 Vol.3 NO.12

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On November 19, Bureau of Disease Control received a report from the Taipei City Health Department that a suspected case of dengue fever was hospitalized since November 5 due to prolonged fever, general rash, pruritus, swelling and erythema of extremities. Patient had spent a week of reunion holiday in her home town (Tungkang of Pingtung County) in southern part of Taiwan. Serum specimen had been sent to Taiwan Provincial Institute of Infectious Disease (TPIID) for confirmation. All units of health and environmental protection in Taiwan Area had started measures of prevention and control on dengue fever since November 20. Kaohsiung City Health Department also reported a clustering of suspected cases in the area next to Tungkang on November 21.