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Dengue in Taiwan

13 Jul 2023

In the week to 10 July 2023, 125 cases of dengue were reported in Taiwan. 104 of these cases were reported from Tainan City.  Health authorities highlighted that it is currently dengue transmission season in Taiwan with temperatures and rainfall being conducive to mosquito breeding.

Advice for Travellers

Dengue is an infection spread by mosquito bites that can cause a severe flu-like illness. 

The mosquitoes which transmit dengue bite during the day, between dawn and dusk.  They are particularly persistent and aggressive.

If you are travelling to an affected region, you are potentially at risk of dengue fever and should be aware of this infection.

If you develop a high temperature (fever) either during or after travelling to an affected area, you should seek medical advice as soon as possible and give details of your recent travel history.

For further information see the dengue fever page.