24 June 2014 update- Enterovirus Infection with Severe Complications in Taiwan - Week 25

June 24, 2014--As of June 24, 2014, 4 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 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.

No severe case was newly confirmed in Week 25 (June 18 to June 24, Fig. 2).

PublishTime 2014/6/24