Baby has serious flu complications

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 19, 2018
By: Lee I-chia  /  Staff reporter

A three-month-old baby was last week confirmed to have serious flu complications, the

Centers for Disease Control Epidemic Intelligence Center Director Liu Ting-ping comments on this winter’s influenza situation at a news conference in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: CNA

youngest person this flu season, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said yesterday.

A total of 61,628 flu-like illness cases, including 25 with serious complications, were reported at clinics and hospitals nationwide last week, CDC Epidemic Intelligence Center Director Liu Ting-ping (劉定萍) said in a weekly national disease monitoring report.

A total of 124 cases with serious complications have been reported this flu season, which started on Oct. 1, she said, adding that 77 of them were influenza A virus subtype H3N2 infections.

Eleven flu-related deaths have been confirmed this flu season, of which six were caused by the H3N2 strain and five by influenza A virus subtype H1N1, she added.

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