Infectious diseases have claimed 1,433 lives in China in September, 2015, with HIV/AIDS the top cause of death, revealed figures released by the National Health and Family Planning Commission's website.
The report suggested that 1,172 people living with HIV/AIDS died in September 2015. The second highest cause of death was tuberculosis, which killed 148 people. The statement said that 585,322 people tested positive for infectious disease last month.
The statement said, "Plague and cholera are categorized as Class A infectious diseases, the most serious. In addition, there were 299,542 Class B cases. Hepatitis, tuberculosis, syphilis, dysentery and gonorrhea accounted for 92% of cases in this category. Category C infectious diseases claimed nine lives last month. Foot-and-mouth disease, infectious diarrhea and mumps were the most frequently reported illnesses."