18 November 2008--As of November 18, 2008, 366 enterovirus infection with severe complications cases have been reported and confirmed. Among these confirmed cases, 10 cases were still hospitalized (5 were in ICU and 5 were in general hospital wards), 342 cases were discharged, and 14 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 46 (November 12 to November 18), 2 cases were newly confirmed. Both cases are caused by EV71, and as of November 18, 1 case was in general ward and 1 case was discharged. 2 cases are male and 1 case aged around 2. Each 1 case was reported from Taipei County and Hwalien County. (See Fig. 2(pdf file))