06 January 2009 - Enterovirus Infection with Severe Complications in Taiwan - Update 01

06 January 2009--As of January 06, 2009, no enterovirus infection with severe complications cases has been reported and confirmed in 2009. In 2008, 373 enterovirus infection with severe complications cases have been reported and confirmed. Among these confirmed cases, 6 cases were still hospitalized (5 were in ICU and 1 was in general hospital wards), 353 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))

In the final week of 2008, 4 cases were newly confirmed. Three cases are caused by EV71 and 1 case was CA4, and as of January 6, 2 cases were in ICU and 2 cases were discharged. Each 2 cases are male and female, and 4 cases were aged around 2. 2 cases were reported from Taichung City, each 1 case was reported from Miaoli County and Hsinchu County. (See Fig. 2(pdf file))

發佈日期 2012/12/14