30 September 2008--As of September 30, 2008, 358 enterovirus infection with severe complications cases have been reported and confirmed. Among these confirmed cases, 13 cases were still hospitalized (7 were in ICU and 6 were in general hospital wards), 332 cases were discharged, and 13 cases had died. The majority of the confirmed cases are aged between 1 and 2 years (See Table 1(pdf file)), and most are located in the southern areas of Taiwan, with the highest case number reported from Tainan County. (See Fig. 1(pdf file)) The outbreak peaked at the week 25 and now is slowing down.
During week 39 (September 24 to September 30), 1 case was newly confirmed. This 2-year-old male case was reported from Yunlin County, and caused by EV71, he was discharged on September 24.(See Fig. 2(pdf file))