Tainan, Taiwan, September 1, 2015
The dengue fever cases have been escalating, especially in Tainan. To prevent spread, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan, has been partnering the community in the fight against dengue.
Together with members in the university communities and local government, NCKU held Dengue Epidemic Coordination and Management Meeting on September 1 at International Conference Room, Kung-Fu campus, NCKU.
In the meeting, NCKU take the initiatives to launch a campaign to stop the spreading of the dengue fever.
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NCKU President Huey-Jen Jenny Su hosted the meeting and had all school personnel mobilize to disseminate information on the prevention and control of dengue.
According to President Su, community support is critical to stop the chain of dengue transmission.
Welcoming students back to school, NCKU has taken serious efforts to keep the school and the rest of the community away from the possible threats of dengue, President Su said.
She also stressed the importance of the participation of everyone in the community in the fight against dengue.
NCKU will have its first training program for the staff and faculty members starting from September 9.
The participants will learn the knowledge and measures against dengue fever on campus and play a part in preventing dengue from spreading.
Personal protection and the environmental management of mosquitoes are important in preventing dengue fever, according to NCKU Secretary General Prof. Yung-Nane Yang.
NCKU set up an emergency response team on August 25, starting with cleaning up the environment to reduce dengue infections, eliminate unnecessary container habitats that collect water, and use insecticides to kill mosquitoes.
We call on everyone in the community to be mindful of their health, take extra precaution, and to be watchful for any symptoms related to dengue to prevent outbreak, said Yang.