China reports 2,118 deaths from infectious diseases in June

Updated: Aug 2, 2019 Xinhua Print
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A total of 2,118 people died of infectious diseases on the Chinese mainland in June 2019, official data showed.

According to the National Health Commission, there were 964,457 cases of infectious diseases reported on the mainland in June.

One case of cholera was reported, and no cases of plague were reported. No fatalities caused by these diseases have been reported, the commission said.

Cholera and the plague are classified as Class A infectious diseases, the most serious classification in China's Law on the Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Diseases.

A total of 319,934 cases were classified as Class B infectious diseases, resulting in 2,105 deaths. Viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, syphilis, dysentery and scarlet fever accounted for 91 percent of these cases.

Category C diseases caused 13 deaths in June. Foot and mouth disease, influenza and infectious diarrhea were the most prevalent in this category, accounting for 92 percent of cases.

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