November 19, 2013--As of November 19, 2013, 9 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, 5 cases), Coxsackie A6 (CA6, 3 cases), and Echovirus 30, respectively. One case was 34 years old and the other 8 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 46 (November 13 to November 19, Fig. 2). The case was a 2-year-old girl living in Taichung City. She was infected by EV71 and had been discharged.