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Health > Infectious Diseases
While the dengue fever outbreak has slowed in the southern city of Tainan, it has remained at its peak in the neighboring city of Kaohsiung, which saw 263 new cases on Wednesday alone, according to the latest statistics released by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday.
 
The southern city of Tainan has seen fewer new dengue fever cases, but the neighboring city of Kaohsiung remains at the peak of an outbreak of the disease there, according to data released Tuesday.
 
A woman living in mountainous Meishan Township in Chiayi County was bitten by a ferret-badger that was later found to be infected with rabies, the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine said Friday.
 
The number of dengue fever infections reported in Taiwan since the start of May has reached 28,744, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Friday.
 
Taiwan has reported another 316 cases of dengue fever, bringing the total number of infections since the start of May to 27,736, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Tuesday.
 
The widow of a man who suffered with Parkinson's has triggered new research this week into the condition after she discovered she could "smell" the disease.
 
The plague wiped out millions of people beginning in the sixth century and through medieval times, but a study Thursday suggests the illness may have existed thousands of years earlier.
 
Another 326 cases of dengue fever have been reported in Taiwan, bringing the total number of infections since the start of May to 24,507, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said yesterday.
 
A South Korean man believed cured of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has been rediagnosed with the deadly virus, health officials said Tuesday.
 
Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Tuesday it is keeping a close eye on a development in South Korea, where a patient who was declared cured of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) reportedly has been reinfected.
 
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