Date: Nov 21, 2018
By: Lee I-chia / Staff reporter
The number of enterovirus infection cases reported last week increased 13.8 percent
to 10,427, nearing the epidemic threshold of 11,000, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Epidemic Intelligence Center Director Liu Ting-ping (劉定萍) said yesterday.
The number has increased for two consecutive weeks, she said, adding that the rate was higher in central, northern and eastern Taiwan.
There were no cases of serious complications or deaths associated with the disease in the past two weeks, but 32 serious enterovirus-related complications have been reported this year, she said.
The two peak periods for enterovirus infection are usually between spring and summer, and when school begins in autumn, CDC Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) said. [FULL STORY]