7 October 2008--As of October 7, 2008, 359 enterovirus infection with severe complications cases have been reported and confirmed. Among these confirmed cases, 13 cases were still hospitalized (7 were in ICU and 6 were in general hospital wards), 332 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 40 (October 1 to October 7), 1 case was newly confirmed. This 3-year-old male case was reported from Taoyuan County, and caused by EV71, he was still in general hospital wards.(See Fig. 2(pdf file))