15 July 2014 update- Enterovirus Infection with Severe Complications in Taiwan - Week 28

July 15, 2014--As of July 15, 2014, 5 cases of enterovirus infection with severe complications have been confirmed by Taiwan CDC in 2014; these cases were caused by Coxsackie A2, Coxsackie A5 , Coxsackie A16, Echo 11 and Enterovirus 71 (EV71), respectively. They were all below 3 years old (Table 1). Figure 1 displays the geographical distribution of these cases according to their residence. In 2013, there were 12 cases (including 1 death) of enterovirus infection with severe complications; among 12 confirmed cases there were 7 cases caused by EV71.

One severe case was confirmed in Week 28 (July 9 to July 15, Fig. 2). The case was a 3 days old newborn baby boy; he was infected by Echo 11 and still in intensive care unit.

PublishTime 2014/7/15