Taiwan finds first case of AFP caused by EV-D68

Taiwan finds first case of AFP caused by EV-D68

The Taipei Disease Control Administration said on August 30, 2016, that on August 14, 2016, a 5-year-old boy in Taipei suffered weakness in his left arm.  He was hospitalized on August 17, 2016, where doctors found that he was suffering from acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) and that test showed he had enterovirus 68 (EV-D68).

Health authorities in Taiwan ordered that all AFP cases be reported beginning in mid June, 2015.  In 2014, there had been 8 cases of AFP with 0.27% positivity.  In 2015, there had been 16 cases of AFP with 0.56% positivity, and in 2016 up to the end of August, there have been 8 cases of AFP with 0.28% positivity.

 

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