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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Macao : Children infected with EV71 virus

Via Xinhua :

" MACAO, May 24 : Macao's Health Bureau Monday reported one newly confirmed enterovirus 71 (EV71) case at a local creche, bringing the total number of such cases to 15 so far.

According to the Bureau, the 15 infected children were all from the same local creche, and the young patients have received treatments at medical institutions, none of whom needed to be admitted into the hospital.

The collective outbreak of such cases were firstly recorded at the creche on May 20.

EV71 are the common cause of Hand, foot and mouth disease, and it typically occurs in small epidemics in nursery schools or kindergartens, usually during the summer and autumn months.

Aside from the EV71 infection, the Bureau also said that a patient infected with the A/H1N1 flu was admitted into local hospital between May 17 and 24, and has since recovered and been discharged. "

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