Taiwan is battling the worst dengue fever outbreak in years, as authorities have announced that more than 10,000 cases have been reported so far this year.

A street scene in Kaohsiung.
Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

More than 4000 cases were reported between 1 May and 1 August, making this the worst summer dengue outbreak in a decade. Most of the cases have been reported in southern Taiwan, near the cities of Tainan and Kaohsiung, though a few cases have also been reported in Taipei. There have so far been 18 confirmed deaths due to the disease, which is a mosquito-borne that causes fever and severe muscle aches. Read more: nytimes.com

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