15 July 2008--As of July 15, 2008, 319 enterovirus infection with severe complications cases have been reported and confirmed. Among these confirmed cases, 24 cases were still hospitalized (14 were in ICU and 10 were in general hospital wards), 285 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 28 (July 9 to July 15), 8 cases were newly confirmed. The majority of the newly confirmed cases are caused by EV71 (7 cases), 1 case was Coxsackie B4, and as of July 15, 4 cases were hospitalized (4 were in general hospital wards), 4 cases were discharged. The majority of the cases are female (6 cases), and the rest are male (2 cases). All cases are aged below 5 (8 cases), and 6 cases are aged around or below 2. 3 cases were reported from Changhwa County, 2 cases were reported from Tainan County, and each 1 case was reported from Chiayi County, Miaoli County, Nantou County. (See Fig. 2(pdf file))