04 November 2008--As of November 04, 2008, 364 enterovirus infection with severe complications cases have been reported and confirmed. Among these confirmed cases, 10 cases were still hospitalized (5 were in ICU and 5 were in general hospital wards), 340 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 44 (October 29 to November 04), 1 case was newly confirmed. This 1-year-old male case was reported from Keelung City, and caused by EV71, he was still in general hospital ward.(See Fig. 2(pdf file))