Second dengue fever patient dies in Taiwan

November 1, 2006

Taiwanese officials say dengue fever has claimed its second life this year in the southern city of Kaohsiung.

Taiwan's Center for Disease Control Deputy Chief Chou Chih-hau said Wednesday more than 500 confirmed cases of dengue fever have been reported on the island since the start of summer, with seven people remaining hospitalized, The China Post reported.

A 76-year-old man who had a history of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart ailments died of dengue fever. He was hospitalized Oct. 18 and confirmed as a dengue fever victim Oct. 28.

The other dengue fever fatality, an elderly woman, also lived in Kaohsiung, which was the area hit hardest by a 2002 dengue fever outbreak, the newspaper said.

Dengue fever symptoms include high fever, rash, severe headache, pain behind the eyes, muscle and joint pain, accompanied by nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

Explore further: In annual ritual, Delhi struggles with dengue, chikungunya

Related Stories

New analysis sheds light on Zika virus evolution and spread

October 13, 2016

In a study published in Pathogens and Global Health, researchers have modelled the evolutionary development and diversity of the Zika virus to better understand how infection spreads between populations and how the virus ...

NIH launches early-stage yellow fever vaccine trial

July 27, 2016

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has begun an early-stage clinical trial of an investigational vaccine designed to protect against yellow ...

Recommended for you

New trials offer hope for TB treatment

October 28, 2016

Researchers at the University of St Andrews are one step closer to finding a shorter, more effective treatment for TB, according to a new paper published by The Lancet Infectious Diseases.


Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.