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Infectious diseases kill 1,562 on Chinese mainland in Nov


10:08, December 10, 2011

BEIJING, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- Infectious diseases killed 1,562 people on the Chinese mainland in November, the Ministry of Health said Friday.

More than 627,414 infections were registered in the month, according to a statement on the ministry's website, which added that no cases of cholera were reported.

Cholera is categorized as Class A infectious disease -- the most serious class under China's Law on the Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Diseases.

Nearly 322,449 cases of Class B diseases were reported in the month, with 1,524 of them resulting in death.

Viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, syphilis, dysentery and gonorrhea were among the five most frequently reported cases in the month, accounting for 94 percent of all Class B cases, the statement said.

The death toll due to Class C diseases was 38. The top three Class C diseases were hand-foot-mouth disease, infectious diarrhea and mumps, which accounted for 96 percent of cases in this category.

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