Changes in the Epidemiological Pattern of Rubella in Taiwan Area (II)

K T. Chen

1989 Vol.5 NO.4

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Table 4-5 shows the distribution of diagnosed Rubella cases at out-patient department and in hospitalization of the National Taiwan University Hospital between 1980 and June 1987. Data from medical records show that there have been Rubella cases in the Taipei area since 1980 with significant increases in 1983-84 and 1986-87.
Table 4-6 is for the Mackay Memorial Hospital between 1984 and 1986. Serologically confirmed Rubella cases have been occurring each year since 1984 with peaks in March through June, though there are cases in every month except October More cases have been found in 1984 and 1986
Table 4-7 shows the number of Rubella cases in both Taipei City and County when Rubella was made a reportable diseases on a pilot project basis. One can note that there have been cases of Rubella throughout the entire year between November 1986 and October 1987 with more cases in April and June.
Table 4-8 is taken from the Health Statistics of the Republic of China compiled by the national, provincial, and municipal health departments. It can be noted that there have been cases each year between 1977 and 1985 with more cases in 1977, 1979, and 1983-84