Influenza outbreak waning: Health Ministry

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/03/10
By: Tai Ya-chen and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, March 10 (CNA) The current influenza outbreak in Taiwan, while still 34132022widespread, has been winding down and there are sufficient medical resources to treat flu patients, the Ministry of Health and Welfare (衛福部) said Thursday.

Health authorities recorded 60 new severe flu-related cases and three suspected deaths on Thursday, the ministry said in a briefing on the outbreak during a Cabinet meeting.

The flu outbreak, which started in July last year and reached its peak last month, has led to more than 1,529 severe flu-related cases and 121 confirmed deaths in the country, the most of any flu seasons over the past five years, according to the ministry.

A severe case is one in which a patient either requires admission to an intensive care unit or dies.     [FULL  STORY]

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