China reports 2,826 deaths from infectious diseases in November

BEIJING, Dec. 31, 2018 (BSS/XINHUA) – A total of 2,826 people died as a
result of infectious diseases in China in November, according to statistics
released by the National Health Commission.

There were 636,722 cases of infectious diseases reported last month.

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

Cholera and 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 303,714 infections of diseases classified as Class B infectious
diseases were reported, resulting in 2,819 deaths in November. Viral
hepatitis, tuberculosis, syphilis, gonorrhea and scarlet fever accounted for
93 percent of these cases.

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