30 December 2008--As of December 30, 2008, 369 enterovirus infection with severe complications cases have been reported and confirmed. Among these confirmed cases, 4 cases were still hospitalized (3 were in ICU and 1 was in general hospital wards), 351 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 52 (December 24 to December 30), 1 case was newly confirmed. This case is 2-year-old female and caused by EV71, she was reported from Tainan County and already discharged. (See Fig. 2(pdf file))