July 30, 2013--As of July 30, 2013, 7 cases of enterovirus infection with severe complications (including 1 death caused by Echovirus 30) have been confirmed by Taiwan CDC in 2013; three cases were caused by Coxsackie A6 (CA6), three cases were caused by Enterovirus 71 (EV71) and one case was caused by Echovirus 30. One case was 34 years old and the other 6 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.
One severe case was confirmed in Week 30 (July 24 to July 30, Fig. 2). He was a 34-year-old man caused by EV71 and lived in New Taipei City; he had been discharged.