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Death toll up; disease 'under control'
By Bao Daozu (China Daily)
Updated: 2005-07-29 06:01

The streptococcus suis outbreak in Sichuan claimed four more lives yesterday, bringing the death toll to 31, but experts say the situation is now well under control

Patients and their families in a ward at the Department of Contagious Disease in the Ziyang No 1 People's Hospital in Southwest China's Sichuan Province yesterday, where pig-borne bacteria streptococcus suis has killed 31. Chinese scientists have completed genetic sequencing of the bacteria.[newsphoto]
According to a daily report from the Ministry of Health, the increase in deaths does not mean the epidemic is worsening.

Yesterday's deaths were of patients who had been hospitalized for several days, not newly diagnosed cases.

By noon yesterday, 152 people had been identified as infected with the bacteria, 27 more than reported on Wednesday.

Among the 27 new patients, only six had fallen ill yesterday, with the rest having had symptoms for several days.

In Sichuan's Ziyang where most of the infected swine and humans have been found, the epidemic is under effective control, according to a member of a team of experts sent by the Ministry of Health.
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