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Dengue Fever Reported In Taiwan

Since January 2015, the Taiwan CDC has reported more than 105 locally acquired cases of dengue fever; they are currently reporting more than 2 cases per week.  Most of the dengue fever cases have been reported in Kaohsiung Municipality and County.

Dengue Fever is one of the most common mosquito borne viral diseases of humans. There is an estimated 50 million cases occurring annually in more than 100 countries.  Dengue Fever is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito.  This type of mosquito bites most frequently during the day and is common in populated urban and residential areas.

There is no vaccine to prevent Dengue Fever.   Travellers are advised to practice daytime insect precautions.   For more information contact a travel clinic for a consultation to ensure you are up to date on recommended immunizations and educated on personal protective measures.

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