Jul 31, 2018 General Comments Off on Thai Buddhist monk confirmed as imported case of dengue fever
Taipei, A Buddhist monk from Thailand who recently arrived in Taiwan has been confirmed as an imported case of dengue fever, according to a press release issued Tuesday by the Tainan City Public Health Bureau.
The man had developed fever, dizziness and cold symptoms prior to entering Taiwan through Kaohsiung International Airport July 27, the health bureau said, adding that the quarantine station at the airport however failed to monitor any fever.
After entering the country, the monk boarded a vehicle that took him to Wuchu village in Tainan's Yongkang District, where he felt unwell, the health bureau said.
The monk was sent to a hospital Saturday with a fever and he was confirmed Monday to have been infected with dengue fever.
According to a press release from the Centers for Disease Control Tuesday, so far for this year, Taiwan has recorded six and 126 indigenous and imported dengue fever cases, respectively.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel
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