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China orders nationwide fight against fatal virus

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posted on May, 3 2008 @ 05:56 AM
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China orders nationwide fight against fatal virus


www.alertnet.org

SHANGHAI, May 3 (Reuters) - China ordered authorities across the nation on Saturday to fight hand, foot and mouth disease, after a rapidly spreading outbreak killed at least 23 children and infected nearly 4,000.

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posted on May, 3 2008 @ 05:56 AM
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This is a developing situation. It is pretty frightening at how fast the virus has spread.


In Fuyang, 22 children have died from hand, foot and mouth disease and 3,321 have been infected, of which 978 were in hospital and 58 were critically ill or in serious condition, the ministry said.


It seems kind of reminiscent of the SARS outbreak in 2003.

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