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Travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK

Dengue Fever in Taiwan (Update)

27 Oct 2014

As of 22 October 2014, a total of 6042 confirmed cases of dengue fever have been locally acquired in Taiwan. Of those, 55 cases are dengue haemorrhagic fever. Health officials report the highest number of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in Taiwan at present.

Advice for Travellers

Avoidance of mosquito bites, particularly during daylight hours, by covering up with clothing, the use of bite avoidance measures such as repellent and bed nets is advised. Elimination of breeding sites around hotel rooms/houses is advised for longer term stays.