CDC confirms four enterovirus cases, one toddler’s death

Taipei Times
Date: Nov 27, 2019
By: Lee I-chia  /  Staff reporter

Four cases of serious complications from enterovirus infection, including one death, were confirmed last week, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said yesterday, urging people to take preventive measures even though the epidemic period has ended.

Last week, there were 7,945 hospital visits associated with enterovirus infections, CDC Epidemic Intelligence Center Deputy Director Guo Hung-wei (郭宏偉) said.

The weekly reported cases have been below the epidemic threshold of 10,500 for two weeks, meaning that the epidemic period has ended, Guo said.

However, four cases of serious complications from enterovirus infection were reported — three cases in northern Taiwan and the death of a three-year-old boy in southern Taiwan — CDC physician Lin Yung-ching (林詠青) said.    [FULL  STORY]

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