Infectious diseases kill 1,132 in China in February

March 11, 2014 - 11:13:42 am

BEIJING: A total of 1,132 people died of infectious diseases on the Chinese mainland in February, the National Health and Family Planning Commission announced on Friday.

A total of 372,800 infectious disease cases were reported last month, it said.

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

In addition, about 250,856 cases, which resulted in 1,104 deaths, were identified as Class B infectious diseases.

Hepatitis, tuberculosis, syphilis, dysentery and gonorrhea accounted for 95 percent of the cases in this category, the statement said.

It added that category C infectious diseases claimed 28 lives in February, with infectious diarrhea, foot-and-mouth disease and influenza reported most frequently. (QNA)