2 September 2008--As of September 2, 2008, 349 enterovirus infection with severe complications cases have been reported and confirmed. Among these confirmed cases, 11 cases were still hospitalized (8 were in ICU and 3 were in general hospital wards), 328 cases were discharged, and 10 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 35 (August 27 to September 2), 2 cases were newly confirmed. All cases are caused by EV71, and as of September 2, 1 case was in ICU, 1 case was discharged. 2 cases are male and aged around or below 2. Each 1 case was reported from Taichung City and Taipei County. (See Fig. 2(pdf file))