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China: Infectious Diseases Kill 1,639 In China November 2015 Featured

China: Infectious Diseases Kill 1,639 In China November 2015

According to the National Health and Family Planning Commission of the PRC a total of 1,639 people died as a result of infectious diseases on the Chinese mainland in November 2015.

Last month, 519,285 people tested positive for infectious diseases on the mainland, said the National Health and Family Planning Commission.

Of the total, 285,086 cases were Class B infectious diseases, which resulted in 1,634 deaths. Hepatitis, tuberculosis, syphilis, gonorrhea and schistosomiasis accounted for 90 percent of cases in this category.

Category C diseases were responsible for 234,199 cases and five deaths. Foot-and-mouth disease, infectious diarrhea, and mumps were the most prevalent in this category.

No cases of plague or cholera were reported. Both diseases are categorized as Class A infectious diseases, under China's Law on the Prevention and Treatment of Infectious Diseases.

Advice for Travellers

As the Year of the Monkey begins on February 8 2016 there will be an increase in travellers to China to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Travellers need to be aware of the various travel risks and take steps to take to reduce their risk.

International Private Medical Insurance For China

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel to China. Be sure to read the policy small print and understand the coverage. Repatriation and evacuation insurance cover is essential.

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