Enterovirus infections soar in Taiwan

A local news source reported that 19,254 people sought treatment for enterovirus infections in the first week of this month alone, representing a 5-year high for the week in question. More than 300 cases caused by the EV-A71 strain, which in rare cases can cause neurological disease, have been detected this year. Following an April-June peak season, the incidence of enterovirus infections in Taiwan usually spikes again when the school term starts in September. The virus is found in the respiratory secretions, faeces and blisters (in the case of hand, foot and mouth disease) of infected people. More about enterovirus in Taiwan. Read more.

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