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Taiwan: 2014 HFMD Cases

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    Enterovirus cases hit record high: CDC
    By Lauly Li, The China Post
    May 7, 2014, 12:05 am TWN

    TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) yesterday said the number of enterovirus patients that visited emergency rooms last week has reached a new record high for this year, adding that the situation of the contagious enterovirus is escalating.

    The CDC further explained that 752 enterovirus patients have taken emergency treatments last week, which the number of patients is 40 percent more compared with two weeks ago.

    The center said that over 10,000 children under the age of five have visited clinics for treatment over the past week, adding that the CDC expects the number of young patients will continue to increase.

    A total of 158 classes in elementary schools across the country have been suspended due to the nation entering the season when enterovirus becomes prevalent, the CDC said.

    CDC official Liu Ting-ping (劉定萍) said that according to the CDC's statistics, the epidemic period of enterovirus has come to its peak, noting that the medical cases that have been detected recently are mainly infected with coxsackievirus A10 and A2 ? strains of enterovirus....