July 23, 2013--As of July 23, 2013, 6 cases of enterovirus infection with severe complications have been reported and confirmed by Taiwan CDC in 2013; three cases were caused by Coxsackie A6 (CA6), two cases were caused by Enterovirus 71 (EV71) and one case was caused by Echovirus 30. One case was 5 years old and the other 5 cases were below 2 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 153 confirmed cases there were 149 cases caused by EV71.
No severe case was confirmed in Week 29 (July 17 to July 23, Fig. 2).