Want China Times
Roughly 200 more patients in Taiwan sought emergency treatment for enterovirus
symptoms in the past week, a week-on-week increase of some 36%, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Thursday.
A total of 635 enterovirus cases seen in the one-week period from May 10-16 represented an emergency consultation rate of 4.35 per thousand, higher than the epidemic threshold of 2.7 per thousand, the CDC said.
The numbers were up from 307, 427 and 465 emergency enterovirus cases reported in Taiwan in 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 76.5% of total infections, the CDC said. [FULL STORY]