Premier approves dengue fever funds for Kaohsiung - News Summed Up

Premier approves dengue fever funds for Kaohsiung


By Sean Lin / Staff reporterPremier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) has approved a subsidy of NT$52.1 million (US$1.66 million) for the Kaohsiung City Government to combat an outbreak of dengue fever. However, Han on Monday made a surprise visit to the Legislative Yuan in Taipei to lobby lawmakers for more funds to fight the outbreak. People who display symptoms of dengue fever such as a headache, fever, postorbital or joint pains, or rashes should immediately seek medical help and inform local health authorities, the CDC said. This year there have been 20 confirmed cases of indigenous dengue fever in Taiwan, all in Kaohsiung, with 18 categorized as a cluster outbreak, CDC data released on Tuesday showed. As of Tuesday, 171 imported cases of dengue fever infection have been confirmed nationwide, the highest in nearly 10 years, the data showed.


Source: Taipei Times June 19, 2019 15:56 UTC



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