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Dengue Fever Tops The List Of Disease During Wet Weather In Taiwan

Taiwan’s recent wet weather conditions, Dengue fever tops the list of disease according to Taiwan’s Center For Disease Control (CDC). Most cases of Dengue came from Northern and Central Taiwan.

Dengue fever is a tropical disease transmitted to humans by mosquitos. Dengue fever is transmitted and spread by tiger mosquitoes (Aedes Albopictus) and yellow fever mosquitoes (Aedes Aegypti). Both type of mosquito live in different areas and increased disease rate during wet season.

The peak time for these mosquitoes to attack is 2-3 hours after sunrise and 2-3 hours before sunset, according to CDC epidemic specialist.

Urge by CDC to the public to make sure that our home and environment clean to prevent mosquitos housing on still bodies of water and source of water to be properly sanitized.



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