August 13, 2013--As of August 13, 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.
One severe case was confirmed in Week 32 (August 7 to August 13, Fig. 2). He was a 2-year-old boy caused by EV71 and lived in Taichung City; he had been discharged.