Authorities have revealed that infectious diseases killed 1,526 people in China in May and that AIDS was responsible for 72 percent of the total, causing 1,098 deaths.
The National Health and Family Planning Commission said tuberculosis was the second-biggest killer, claiming 179 lives, Xinhua reported.
AdvertisementOver 720,000 cases of infectious disease were reported in the country last month, the commission said.
Plague, cholera, hepatitis, syphilis, dysentery and gonorrhoea were the major diseases.
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