June 19, 2012--As of June 19, 2012, 70 cases of enterovirus infection with severe complications have been reported and confirmed by Taiwan CDC in 2012; one case was caused by Echo 6, one case was caused by EV71 and CA2 co-infection and the others were caused by EV71. In 2011, there were 59 cases of enterovirus infection with severe complications; one case was caused by CA10 and the others were caused by EV71. Four cases confirmed in 2012 aged 10-12 years old. The other 66 cases are aged below 10 years. (See Table 1(pdf file)) Fig.1(pdf file) displays the geographical distribution of the cases according to their residence.
Five cases were confirmed in Week 24 (June 13 to June 19). They are 4-year-old boy from Taoyuan County, 16-month-old girl from Taichung City, 4-month-old boy from Tainan City, 5-month-old girl and 3-year-old girl from New Taipei City. Their infections were all caused by EV71. The 4-month-old boy from Tainan City was still in intensive care unit and the others had been discharged. (See Fig. 2(pdf file))