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Infectious diseases kill 1,764 in China in Dec.

English.news.cn   2014-01-10 20:46:38            

BEIJING, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- A total of 1,764 people died of infectious diseases on the Chinese mainland in December 2013, the National Health and Family Planning Commission announced on Friday.

A total of 549,233 infectious disease cases were reported in December, it said.

Among them, no cases of Class A infectious diseases were reported. Plague and cholera are categorized as Class A infectious diseases, the most serious category.

In addition, about 283,312 cases, which resulted in 1,743 deaths, were identified as Class B infectious diseases. Hepatitis, tuberculosis, syphilis, dysentery and gonorrhea accounted for 94 percent of the cases in this category, the statement said.

It added that category C infectious diseases claimed 21 lives in December, with infectious diarrhea, foot-and-mouth disease and influenza reported most frequently.

Editor: Shen Qing
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