23 September 2008--As of September 23, 2008, 357 enterovirus infection with severe complications cases have been reported and confirmed. Among these confirmed cases, 13 cases were still hospitalized (9 were in ICU and 4 were in general hospital wards), 331 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 38 (September 17 to September 23), 5 cases were newly confirmed. 4 cases are caused by EV71, and 1 case was caused by Non-polio Enterovirus, and as of September 23, 3 cases were in ICU, 1 case was discharged and 1 case had died. 3 cases are female and 2 cases are male, 3 cases aged around or below 2. 2 cases were reported from Yunlin County and each 1 case was reported from Tainan County, Kaohsiung City and Taoyuan County. (See Fig. 2(pdf file))