5 August 2008--As of August 5, 2008, 335 enterovirus infection with severe complications cases have been reported and confirmed. Among these confirmed cases, 15 cases were still hospitalized (10 were in ICU and 5 were in general hospital wards), 310 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 31 (July 30 to August 5), 4 cases were newly confirmed. 3 cases are caused by EV71, 1 case was Coxsackie A2, and as of August 5, all 4 cases were discharged. Three cases are male, and 1 case is female. All cases are aged below 5, and 3 cases are aged around or below 2. 2 cases were reported from Changhwa County, and each 1 case was reported from Tainan County and Taitung County. (See Fig. 2(pdf file))