Enterovirus Infection with Severe Complications in Taiwan - Update 32

August 20, 2013--As of August 20, 2013, 8 cases of enterovirus infection with severe complications (including 1 death caused by Echovirus 30) have been confirmed by Taiwan CDC in 2013; these cases were caused by Enterovirus 71 (EV71, 4 cases), Coxsackie A6 (CA6, 3cases), and Echovirus 30, respectively. One case was 34 years old and the other 7 cases were below 6 years old (Table 1). Figure 1 displays the geographical distribution of these cases according to their residence. In 2012, there were 153 cases (including 2 deaths) of enterovirus infection with severe complications; among them there were 149 cases caused by EV71.

No severe case was newly confirmed in Week 33 (August 14 to August 20, Fig. 2).

發佈日期 2013/8/21