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Infectious disease kills 1,393 in China in Nov

Updated: 2013-12-16 22:28
( Xinhua)

BEIJING - A total of 1,393 people died of infectious diseases on the Chinese mainland in November, the National Health and Family Planning Commission announced on Monday.

A total of 549,429 infectious disease cases were reported last month, it said.

Among them, two cases of cholera were reported, but none resulted in death. Plague and cholera are categorized as Class A infectious diseases, the most serious category.

In addition, about 286,484 cases, which resulted in 1,373 deaths, were identified as Class B infectious diseases. Hepatitis, tuberculosis, syphilis, dysentery and gonorrhea accounted for 94 percent of the cases in this category, the statement said.

It added that category C infectious diseases claimed 20 lives in November, with infectious diarrhea, foot-and-mouth disease and mumps reported most frequently.