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Taiwan Launches Digital Map That Informs People About Dengue Outbreak

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on November 4, 2015 at 4:23 PM
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 Taiwan Launches Digital Map That Informs People About Dengue Outbreak

Dengue is a mosquito-borne and potentially fatal disease. Symptoms include fever, nausea, muscle and joint aches. Taiwan has seen 29,921 cases of dengue since May 2015, and the death toll has been confirmed to be 129. Taiwan's health department has released a map that informs the public of dengue fever outbreaks.

This map divides the island into neighborhood units, each with around 450 residents. A unit is highlighted on the map if there has been at least two cases of dengue in the last fortnight.

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A statement by the health department said, "We hope the map will help people take precautions. Taiwan has managed to control the epidemic with a 30% drop in new cases from last Monday. The outbreak has been the worst in years. Twenty eight people are currently in intensive care."

Source: IANS
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