Over 1,400 died of infection on Chinese mainland in July

Updated: 2011-08-10 20:50


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BEIJING - Notifiable infectious diseases killed 1,419 people on the Chinese mainland in July, the Ministry of Health said Wednesday.

More than 770,129 cases of infections were reported last month, including six cases of cholera resulting in no deaths, a ministry statement said.

Cholera is categorized as Class A infectious disease -- the most serious class under China's Law on the Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Diseases.

A total of 349,524 cases of Class B diseases were reported last month, resulting in 1,320 deaths. No cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), poliomyelitis, human infection of H5N1, or diphtheria under class B were reported.

According to the statement, viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, syphilis, dysentery, and gonorrhea were the five most frequently reported Class B diseases in July.

There were 420,599 cases of Class C diseases infections, causing 99 deaths.

Foot-and-mouth disease, diarrhea and parotitis accounted for 97 percent of all reported cases of Class C diseases.