Investigation of H1N1 Influenza Outbreak in a Church in Kaohsiung City
2009 Vol.25 NO.8
Correspondence Author： Min-Nan Hung
On the afternoon of July 22, 2009, the Fifth Branch of Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) received a telephone report from the Department of Health of Kaohsiung City Government that several members of a church training program started to show signs of fever and coughing. Investigation was immediately started by the Department of Health of Kaohsiung City Government and 12 cases of respiratory infection were reported through the symptom surveillance system that night. Eight of these cases were tested positive for the novel influenza A (H1N1) by the Research and Diagnostic Center of Taiwan CDC. This incident had a total of 114 cases and is the first outbreak of novel influenza A (H1N1) in Southern Taiwan.