China Issues National Alert As Fatal EV71 Cases Spread
This article was originally published in PharmAsia News
Executive SummaryChinese authorities issued a nationwide alert concerning an outbreak of enterovirus 71, fatal to 24 children so far. All but two of the deaths were reported in a city in Anhui Province. The other two were reported in neighboring Quangdong Province, prompting the national alert. Authorities say about 5,000 cases of hand-foot-mouth disease caused by EV71 have been reported in Anhui, nearly 4,000 of them in the same city, Fuyang. Twelve children were in critical condition and more than 600 remained hospitalized, some with damaged brains, hearts and lungs. (Click here for more
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