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#Taiwan reported a #fatal case of #EV71 virus #infection (Taipei CDC, September 20 2016)


Title: #Taiwan reported a #fatal case of #EV71 virus #infection.

Subject: Enteroviral diseases, fatal pediatric case in Taiwan.

Source: Taipei Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), full page: (LINK). Article in Chinese, edited.

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Fatal case of Enterovirus reported, CDC called parents and doctors to be vigilant of severe symptoms


Infectious Disease Prevention Department (EPD) reported today ( 2016 ) the first fatal case enterovirus infection, concerning a 2 year-old girl.

The case has been completed outside the Department review pediatrician confirmed fatal cases of severe enterovirus recent illness UNDCP will convene expert meetings, for the case of death and the future of enterovirus epidemic prevention, response and so as to discuss and consulting.

Considering that the overall epidemic is still flat, and enterovirus 71 type no obvious signs of a epidemic, to enhance the prevention stage temporarily without hierarchy disease UNDCP will continue to maintain a high degree of vigilance, to monitor closely the development of the epidemic.

The case has a brain hypoplasia, with right side hemiplegia and stunting history. The Case showed bilateral otitis media and upper respiratory tract infection symptoms such as end of this month ( 9 ) July 6 appear on the evening fever, sore blisters soft palate, after a doctor diagnosed as angina; … due to cramps, unconsciousness , foaming at the mouth and other circumstances, admitted to the intensive care unit after the hospital, informed by an inspection of enterovirus infection 71 type.

The health condition does not improve with hypothermia, hypotension and multiple organ failure, shock phenomenon, unfortunately, the patient died of cardiopulmonary failure and sepsis.



Keywords: Taiwan; Updates; EV-71.