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Surveillance Systems in US

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Sourced from CDC, US https://www.cdc.gov/non-polio-enterovirus/outbreaks-surveillance.html Surveillance Systems Information on cases and outbreaks of enterovirus infection is collected in the United States using two surveillance systems: National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System (NREVSS): a voluntary, laboratory-based surveillance system that has included enterovirus reporting since July 2007. This system is used to track the number of enterovirus tests that are performed and… Read more »

Public urged to pay attention to health of children as Taiwan CDC confirms 5 new cases of enterovirus infection with severe complications ( 2017-12-26 )

Data from Division of Planning and Coordination, CDC, Taiwan During December 17 and 23, 2017, the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) confirmed 5 new cases of enterovirus infection with severe complications. In light of the increasing number of cases of enterovirus infection with severe complications reported and the majority of these new cases are infected with enterovirus D68, Taiwan… Read more »

Parents urged to pay attention to health of children as Taiwan CDC confirmed 3 new cases of enterovirus D68 infection with severe complications last week ( 2018-01-09 )

Data from Division of Planning and Coordination, CDC, Taiwan During December 31, 2017 and January 6, 2018, the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) confirmed 3 new cases of enterovirus D68 infection with severe complications. Unlike the common symptoms of enterovirus infection such as hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) and herpangina, the primary symptoms of enterovirus D68 infection… Read more »

Parents and child care providers urged to stay vigilant for enterovirus infection as Taiwan CDC confirms 2 new cases of enterovirus D68 infection with severe complications ( 2017-12-12 )

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Last modified at 2017-12-12 Data from Division of Planning and Coordination, Taiwan CDC Although the enterovirus epidemic has passed its peak, the number of enterovirus D68 infection cases has continued to increase and the majority of the infected individuals are children aged below 5. Moreover, the primary symptoms of enterovirus D68 infection are fever, runny nose and cough and infected… Read more »

As Taiwan CDC confirms 1 new case of enterovirus D68 infection with severe complications, parents urged to stay vigilant as enterovirus activity continues to peak ( 2017-11-07 )

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Last modified at 2017-12-20 Data from Division of Planning and Coordination, Taiwan CDC) On November 7, 2017, the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) announced 1 new case of enterovirus D68 infection with severe complications in a five-year-old girl who resides in southern Taiwan. During mid-October, the case sought medical attention after developing symptoms, including high fever, runny nose, cough… Read more »

As enterovirus activity peaks, public advised to wash hands with soap and water frequently and watch for prodromal signs of complications in children with enterovirus infection

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Press released by Taiwan CDC News Page As enterovirus activity in Taiwan gradually peaks, during July 16 and 22,2017, the number of visits to outpatient services and ER for enterovirus infection in the nation exceeded the epidemic threshold, indicating enterovirus activity has reached its peak.  In addition, one new case of enterovirus infection with severe complications was confirmed. Currently, coxsackie A virus is… Read more »

Parents and caregivers of children advised to pay attention to health of newborn babies as children at risk for enterovirus infection and newborn died of enterovirus infection with severe complications

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Press released by Taiwan CDC News Page On August 8, 2017, the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) announced one death linked to enterovirus infection with severe complications in a baby girl less than one month old who resided in southern Taiwan. The baby was born on July 11, 2017 and returned home with her mother after discharge from the… Read more »

Taiwan CDC establishes Enterovirus Response Team in preparedness for potential large-scale enterovirus 71 outbreak

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Data from Division of Planning and Coordination PRESS RELEASED BY TAIWAN CDC On March 15, 2016, the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) announced one new confirmed case of enterovirus 71 infection. Currently, enterovirus activity in the community remains below the epidemic threshold. However, in view of the fact that no large-scale EV71 outbreaks have occurred since 2012 andmost children aged below… Read more »

As enterovirus activity peaks, public advised to wash hands with soap and water frequently and watch for prodromal signs of complications in children with enterovirus infection

Press released by CDC, Taiwan Date: July 25, 2017 As enterovirus activity in Taiwan gradually peaks, during July 16 and 22,2017, the number of visits to outpatient services and ER for enterovirus infection in the nation exceeded the epidemic threshold, indicating enterovirus activity has reached its peak. In addition, one new case of enterovirus infection with severe complications was confirmed. Currently,… Read more »