By: Lee Hsin-Yin
Taipei, May 15 (CNA) The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Friday warned
of the growing enterovirus threat as more people were infected with the disease in the past week.
The CDC said the number of patients seeking emergency treatment for enterovirus symptoms had increased to 465 in the one-week period from May 3 to May 9, representing an emergency consultation rate of 3.8 per thousand, higher than the epidemic threshold of 2.7 per thousand.
The numbers were up from 314, 307 and 427 emergency enterovirus cases reported in Taiwan the three previous weeks, according to CDC data.
The Coxsackie A virus has been the dominant strain of enterovirus circulating around the country, accounting for 64 percent of total enterovirus infections, the CDC said. [FULL STORY]