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Infectious Diseases Killed 1,433 People in China in September 2015

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on October 11, 2015 at 6:59 PM
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 Infectious Diseases Killed 1,433 People in China in September 2015

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.

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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."

Source: IANS
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