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  • Taiwan: 90 deaths from seasonal flu since Oct. 1st

    Source: https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202001070018

    Two deaths reported as Taiwan enters peak flu season
    01/07/2020 08:46 PM

    Taipei, Jan. 7 (CNA) Two people died of seasonal influenza in Taiwan last week, bringing the death toll since Oct. 1, 2019 to 26, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Tuesday.

    According to CDC statistics, from Dec. 29 to Jan. 4, a total of 113,987 people sought medical treatment for flu-like symptoms, of which 79 people were suffering from severe complications associated with the virus.

    CDC physician Lin Yung-ching (林詠青) said in the agency's weekly report that the two fatalities involved a 67-year-old woman from northern Taiwan who had an existing cardiovascular condition and a 47-year-old woman from southern Taiwan who had previously suffered from cancer.

    Since Oct. 1, type A H1N1 cases accounted for 456 of patients with severe complications and 22 of the deaths, Lin said...
    Last edited by tetano; January 14, 2020, 04:52 AM.

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    Eight seasonal influenza deaths recorded in Taiwan last week

    Taipei, Jan. 14 (CNA) Eight people died of seasonal influenza in Taiwan last week, bringing the death toll since Oct. 1, 2019 to 34, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Tuesday.

    According to CDC statistics, from Jan. 5 to Jan. 11, a total of 124,118 people sought medical treatment for flu-like symptoms at hospitals and clinics around the country, an increase of 7.6 percent from the previous week.

    Among the patients, 118 people were suffering from severe complications associated with the flu virus. Of the cases, 80 percent were diagnosed with flu Type A H1N1 virus, according to the CDC.

    CDC physician Lin Yung-ching (林詠青) said in the agency's weekly report that the eight fatalities included a 38-year-old man who had diabetes.


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      H1N1 flu virus kills 13 people in Taiwan in one week

      Taipei, Feb. 1 (CNA) At a time when the world is panicking over a 2019-nCoV coronavirus outbreak, the H1N1 flu virus is actually posing a greater threat in Taiwan, claiming 13 lives in the country in just one week, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

      At a weekly meeting Friday, CDC Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) said 116,705 people sought medical treatment for flu-like symptoms at hospitals across the country over the past week, including 61 more confirmed flu cases.

      The H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu, is currently the main source of flu infections in residential communities in Taiwan, accounting for 84.5 percent of the total, Chung said, and it will take one more week to determine whether flu infections have peaked or not.

      Over the last week, 13 people aged between 47-97 years old died of the seasonal flu, including a women aged over 80, a cancer and chronic pneumonia patient, CDC physician Lin Yung-ching (林詠青) said.

      According to Lin, the woman developed a fever in late December and then suffered from acute shortness of breath within just four days, eventually dying of pneumonia and respiratory failure when rushed to the hospital.

      She was the only one of the 13 people who have died of the H1N1 virus to have received a flu vaccine.

      From Oct. 1 through Jan. 25, there were 771 serious infections mainly caused by the HIN1 virus, including 56 flu-related deaths, CDC data showed.


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        Source: https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202002180010


        Death toll from seasonal influenza continues to rise: CDC
        02/18/2020 06:19 PM

        Taipei, Feb. 18 (CNA) Fifteen people died of seasonal influenza in Taiwan last week, bringing the death toll since last October to 90, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Tuesday.

        The youngest victim was a 30-year-old woman from northern Taiwan, who died at the hospital after she started showing flu symptoms, CDC physician Lin Yung-ching (林詠青) said in a weekly report...

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