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Infectious diseases kill 1,397 in China in June

English.news.cn   2014-07-11 18:50:44

BEIJING, July 11 (Xinhua) -- A total of 1,397 people died of infectious diseases on the Chinese mainland in June, statistics of the National Health and Family Planning Commission showed on Friday.

A total of 923,234 infectious disease cases were reported last month, according to the commission.

Among them, two cases of cholera were reported, but none resulted in death. Plague and cholera are categorized as Class A infectious diseases, the most serious category.

A total of 310,859 cases of Class B infectious diseases resulted in 1,287 deaths. Hepatitis, tuberculosis, syphilis, dysentery and brucellosis accounted for 90 percent of the cases in this category, the commission said.

It added that category C infectious diseases claimed 110 lives in June, with foot-and-mouth disease, infectious diarrhea and mumps reported most frequently.

Editor: Yang Yi
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