1,600 Chinese died of infectious diseases in JuneBy IANS
Friday, July 9, 2010
BEIJING - Over 1,600 people in China died of infectious diseases out of a total of 806,110 cases reported in June, the ministry of health said Friday.
Of these cases, only one died of Class A infectious disease like the plague. A total of 1,436 people died of Class B diseases like tuberculosis, viral hepatitis, syphilis, dysentery and gonorrhoea.
The death toll due to Class C diseases was 186, of which many people died of hand-foot-mouth disease, infectious diarrhoea and mumps, Xinhua reported, citing a ministry statement.
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