BEIJING, Aug. 3 (Xinhuanet) -- The death toll of the pig-borne endemic in southwest China's Sichuan Province had reached 38 as of 12:00 a. m. Wednesday, with one dead and one new case confirmed, according to the Chinese Ministry of Health.
The province has reported 206 cases of swine streptococosis II.Among them, 165 were confirmed cases and 41 suspected ones, said the ministry in a latest report.
Eight people were discharged from hospital Wednesday and brought the number of the discharged to 26, with 27 others are still in critical condition, the report said.
The epidemic broke out late June in cities and counties including Ziyang, Jianyang, Lezhi and Neijiang. All the patients had direct contact with ill or dead pigs. Enditem