17 June 2008--As of June 17, 2008, 203 cases have been confirmed (with 7 deaths), while 1 confirmed fatal case was reported, during the same period in 2007. Among 203 confirmed cases, 23 cases were still hospitalized (18 were in ICU and 5 were in general hospital wards), 173 cases were discharged, and 7 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 Kaohsiung County. (See Fig. 1(pdf file)) The outbreak is still growing and is estimated to peak in June.
Between June 11 and June 17, 2008, 27 cases were newly confirmed. The majority of the newly confirmed cases are caused by EV71 (25 cases), 1 case was NPEV, 1 case was Coxsackie A group, and as of June 17, 11 cases were hospitalized (10 were in ICU and 1 was in general hospital wards), 15 cases were discharged and 1 case had died. The majority of the cases are male (14 cases), and the rest are female (13 cases). The majority of the cases are aged below 5 (24 cases), and 13 cases are aged around or below 2. 8 cases were reported from Tainan County, 4 cases were reported from Taichung County. Each 2 cases were reported from Taipei County, Taoyuan County, Taichung City and Kaohsiung City. Each 1 case was reported from Taipei City, Changhwa County, Nantou County, Chiayi County, Tainan City, Kaohsiung County and Penghu County.(See Fig. 2(pdf file))