Print This Page Email This Page
Death Toll of Hand-foot-mouth Disease Rises to 28

Contagious hand-foot-mouth disease (HFMD) has led to 28 deaths in China by Wednesday morning, according to Xinhua's tally based on confirmed death reports from provincial-level health bureaus.

Two new child deaths were reported by the health bureaus in the central province of Hunan and southwest Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, respectively, on Wednesday, after health minister Chen Zhu announced the death toll of 26 on Tuesday.

Both Hunan and Guangxi reported the child death of HFMD for the first time.

In Hunan, a 2-year-old girl in Shahe Village of Changde City failed medical treatment at 5:20 AM. Tuesday. She was tested positive for enterovirus 71 (EV71), the most deadly in the virus family that links to the deaths of HFMD in China.

A 3-year-old boy in Yulin City of Guangxi died with HFMD symptoms on May 3. Sample tests proved him EV71 positive by Tuesday.

The current outbreak of HFMD has led to fatalities mostly in east China's Anhui Province, where 22 children died after having been infected with EV71. Three deaths were in the southern province of Guangdong, and one in east China's Zhejiang Province.

(Xinhua News Agency May 7, 2008)

Related Stories
- Anhui to Subsidize Patients Infected with EV71 Virus
- Disease 'Under Control' in Beijing
- Beijing Suspends 2 Kindergartens over HFMD Infections
- China to Send More Medical Experts to Anhui
- China Strives to Halt Spread of Hand-foot-mouth Disease
- Hand-foot-mouth Cases Rocket to 15,799
- WHO Pledges Support for China in Viral Outbreak
- Shanghai on High-level Virus Alert
- Hand-foot-mouth Cases Rise to 11,905
- Hand-foot-mouth Epidemic Continues to Spread Across China

Print This Page Email This Page
Battle Against Hand-foot-mouth Disease
Guangdong to Provide 1.2 Mln Jobs
WHO Pledges Support for China in Viral Outbreak
Birth Insurance Scheme Extended
Jiuquan City Aims to Be Globlal Wind Power Giant
Official: Most of World's Top Companies Invest in China

Product Directory
China Search
Country Search
Hot Buys