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China Reports Sharp EV71 Increase, But Cites New Reporting Order

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Chinese authorities count nearly 20,000 infections of hand-foot-mouth disease in the country, causing the deaths of 28 children, but they say the new jump does not mean the situation is deteriorating. The sharp increase of nearly a third in two days was attributed to a Health Ministry order that all cases be reported as it declared a class C epidemic, the government says. The peak season for the EV71 incidences has not arrived yet, so experts say more cases are expected. (Click here for more



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