Kaohsiung-- Two more indigenous dengue fever cases have been confirmed in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, making that three cases this year, said a statement issued by Kaohsiung City's Department of Health on Thursday evening.
The three cases were all members of the same family, husband, wife and son, who lived together in the southern Taiwanese port city, according to the department.
The three have made a full recovery after receiving treatment, said the statement.
According to the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), the wife showed symptoms of fever, muscle ache, joint pain, nausea, chills and diarrhea and was the first confirmed case of indigenous dengue fever this year on July 27.
The husband and son also displayed symptoms and were confirmed as having contracted dengue fever after a second test, it added.
A dengue fever cluster appears to have occurred among the family members in this case, stated the CDC website.
The city's department of health said it has organized emergency disinfections of potential vector breeding sites at 1,143 residences in the vicinity of the affected family.
The CDC website also urged people to empty and clean any potential vector breeding sites in and around the home periodically in order to prevent dengue fever transmission.
So far this year, Taiwan has seen three indigenous cases and 154 imported cases of dengue fever, the CDC data shows.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel