Jul 18, 2017 Athletic Comments Off on CDC warns flu outbreak still at peak in Taiwan
Taipei--The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said on Tuesday that the influenza outbreak in Taiwan remains at its peak, reminding people of the seriousness of the situation and ongoing reports of severe cases and even fatalities.
From July 9-15, the number of people seeking emergency treatment for flu-related symptoms at hospitals was 115,503, a drop of 3.8 percent from the previous week's 120,027, according to CDC statistics.
The figures mark the second consecutive weekly drop, suggesting a gradual fall in flu cases, said Kuo Hung-wei (???), deputy head of the CDC's Epidemic Intelligence Center.
However, last week there were 110 new cases of patients suffering from severe complications due to the flu, mostly the H3N2 type virus, indicating that the outbreak is still peaking.
According to CDC data, 11 fatalities were reported in the same period, with the deceased aged between 3 and 92. Of those cases, 10 had a history of chronic illness, said Lin Yung-ching (???), a physician with the CDC.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel
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