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China on high alert for virus that has killed 19 kids

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posted on Mar, 29 2009 @ 09:48 PM
The following was take from

Worldview blog

GMA News

China's health minister has urged medical workers to fan out across the country's rural areas to detect and prevent cases of hand, foot, and mouth disease, which has already killed 19 children this year, state media reported Sunday.

The official Xinhua News Agency said Chen Zhu told health officials to visit every village and household in the countryside to check for cases of the child virus, after health officials said Friday that more than 41,000 cases had been detected as of March 27.

The report said the virus has killed 19 children this year, one higher than the figure given on Friday.

China Daily reports:

China is facing a serious situation in the control of hand-foot-mouth disease (HFMD) with 41,846 cases recorded so far this year as of Thursday, resulting in the deaths of 18 infants, a senior health official said on Friday.

"The epidemic is getting worse and infections are expected to peak between May and July," Deng Haihua, director of the information office of the Ministry of Health (MOH), told a press conference.

Now this is where the story gets very interesting:

Chinese state media accused a local government on Tuesday of covering up the number of children suffering from hand, foot and mouth disease and the number of deaths.

The government of Minquan county in central Henan province said only one child was killed by the virus, but there may be at least 10 more deaths cases in the region, the official China National Radio said on its website (

Here is the link to the source: Cover Up

Is the Chinese Government hiding how bad the situation really is?

Typically hand, foot, and mouth disease is not fatat. Why is it killing people in China?
Possible answer is that this could be a diffrent strand of the virus.

The virus in China is the EV71 which is a much more serious form.

I have posted a video about this on the Worldview blog.

Ok ATS readers it is time for you to research this and see if we can find out what is really going on. The mainstream meida seems to be ignoring the story. Let's find the truth!

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