Peak enterovirus infection season over: CDC

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 24, 2019
By: Lee I-chia  /  Staff Reporter

The peak season for enterovirus infections is over, but three cases of serious complications from

Centers for Disease Control Epidemic Intelligence Center Director Liu Ting-ping speaks at a news conference at the centers headquarters in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: CNA

enterovirus infection were confirmed last week, including a rare case, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said yesterday.

Last week, 16,299 people had confirmed cases of enterovirus infections, a 5.4 percent decline from the week before, indicating that the peak infection season has passed, CDC Epidemic Intelligence Center Director Liu Ting-ping (劉定萍) said.

However, the epidemic season is not over yet, Liu added.

Twenty-two people have had serious complications of enterovirus infection this year, 15 of whom were infected with enterovirus 71 (EV71), two with enterovirus D68, and five with five other subtypes of enteroviruses.

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