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Dengue Fever in Taiwan (Update)

28 Aug 2014

Further dengue fever cases have been reported from Taiwan. As of 21 August 2014, 878 cases have been recorded; of those, 758 cases have been locally acquired. Two deaths related to dengue fever have been reported.

Advice for Travellers

Avoidance of mosquito bites, particularly during daylight hours, by covering up with clothing, the use of bite avoidance measures such as repellent and bed nets is advised. Elimination of breeding sites around hotel rooms/houses is advised for longer term stays.