Achievements of Dengue Fever Prevention in Wan Village, Sanmin District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, 2014

DOI: 10.6525/TEB.201806_34(11).0001

Chin-Yu Chang, Yen-Chang Tuan, Hui-Chen Lin, Min-Nan Hung, Chiou-Yueh You, Chao-Ching Chang

2018 Vol.34 NO.11

Correspondence Author: Chin-Yu Chang

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


Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne disease that caused considerable increase in number of cases in Kaohsiung City in recent years. In Sanmin district, a highly populated area, dengue fever becomes a very important epidemic disease in every summer. In 2014, a severe dengue fever outbreak occurred in Wan Village, Sanmin District, Kaohsiung City, and the public health agencies controlled the disease with block prevention. In contrast with Wan Village, the public health agencies performed a small area prevention in Bao Village. The dengue fever outbreak in Bao Village continued for a long time. The purpose of this article is to review the epidemic of dengue fever of 2014 in Wan Village, Sanmin District, Kaohsiung City and the control operations to provide suggestions for the future.